University-led Learning (PGCE)
We are committed to attracting the highest calibre of candidates into the profession who share a passion for life-long learning, both for themselves and the children they teach. We also believe that educational research plays a significant contribution in the development of pedagogical knowledge and understanding. Ensuring our trainees have access to the latest thinking and educational developments enables them to plan and deliver lessons of the highest quality, leading to outstanding outcomes for both trainees and pupils.
From September 2015, we have therefore been working in close partnership with Oxford Brookes University to deliver a PGCE route into teaching.
The School of Education at Oxford Brookes is one of the largest schools of education in the UK, combining high quality teaching with significant research. They have been providing outstanding initial teacher training for many years and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources which will further enhance the outstanding training provided by Bourton Meadow Initial Teacher Training Centre.
During the course of the year, experienced colleagues from the University will provide a series of seminars aimed at developing classroom practice through research-led learning and reflective thinking. Trainees will be supported in their academic study through which they gain 60 credits towards a Masters.