The SCITT English course is aimed at developing the professional skills, knowledge and understanding, key to becoming a reflective and innovative practitioner who can provide creative, challenging and purposeful teaching. You will learn about current developments in the teaching of English and its place as a core subject in the National Curriculum.
Integrated into a school from the beginning of the course, you will receive subject-specific training on one day a week that will inspire and enthuse you to immediately apply the theory and content of these sessions directly to school experience. Delivered by outstanding current practitioners, with the support of experienced and specially trained school mentors, the programme delivers an integrated programme of theoretical knowledge and practical skills enabling you to design and deliver engaging lessons based on solid subject knowledge.
The course is practical, hands on and intellectually demanding; sessions typically include simulations of classroom activities, specialist subject knowledge boosters, and sharing developments in pedagogy. These sessions provide support and challenge to help you progress. We use an online portal to support discussion, encourage creative teaching and to share experience and expertise. Assignments are focussed on your direct experience in the classroom. The course is supported by the expertise of Bath Spa University who provide teaching and academic support for the 3 assignments, library access and other resources. The assignments give you the opportunity to explore the most recent developments in educational policy, teaching and learning and link directly to your experience in school as emerging practitioners.
This is the perfect time to become an English teacher. As digital developments redefine our concept of literacy, the secondary English classroom is an exciting, creative and innovative place to be.
This course will prepare you to:
- Teach all aspects of English Language and Literature in secondary schools.
- Consolidate and extend your subject knowledge.
- Deliver well-structured and engaging lessons underpinned by learning theory.
- Develop and extend your students’ language competence.
- Organise, structure and assess work for a range of abilities and ages, including those with SEND and EAL.
Applicants should have a single subject degree in English or a joint degree in which English forms the major part.
You must apply to join this course on the UCAS website. You will need to use the Provider Code S66 and the correct course code:
For more information on the application process please click here.
MEET THE TUTOR
ENGLISH - CLAIRE HADFIELD
"I am delighted to be a part of the SWTT team. I love teaching: sharing ideas; reflecting on good practice; exploring language and ideas in texts genuinely enthuses and enthralls me, and it's a privilege to share my knowledge, skills and experience with the next generation of English teachers. My particular areas of interest are creative approaches to poetry teaching, exploring and unpacking the structure of texts, and adding to the ever-growing precarious tower of novels next to my bed."