Students at King George V College have successfully completed the Teachers of Tomorrow programme in partnership with Edge Hill University.
Throughout their first year, Tom Lyon, Matthew Shaw, Mia Inzani-Smith, Lauren Kirwan, India Prout and Megan Ashworth have taken part in the programme in order to prepare themselves for a career in teaching.
Students visited Edge Hill University, accompanied by Careers Coordinator Holly Mannion, to attend various workshops on topics such as ‘what makes a good teacher,’ ‘schemes of work and lesson planning,’ ‘teacher training skills tests’ and ‘teaching personal statements’ as well as attending arranged work experience in order to give them the best insight into the profession.
The Students sat a realistic mock university interview and gained valuable feedback from admissions tutors.
They also had the opportunity to meet students from other colleges as well as current QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) students at Edge Hill, who were able to bust a few myths about teaching.
As well as getting an insight into teaching at both primary and secondary level, on completion of the programme each student will get a guaranteed interview for an undergraduate teaching degree at Edge Hill University.
This week they attended their final set of workshops and a celebratory event where they were presented with their certificate of completion by the Dean of the Faculty of Education Dr Lynette Turner.
The students are delighted to have completed the programme and reflected on their experience:
“I have enjoyed the celebratory event the most, I think the mock interview and feedback has been really useful” Megan Ashworth
Assistant Principal Michael Barker is pleased with the progress of the programme and hopes even more students will apply for it next year:
“These students have gained a real head start in their career planning for the future. The programme will run again in 2015-2016 and will be available as an enrichment choice for new first year students. We would encourage anyone even considering teaching to apply as it is a fantastic opportunity to see what the university has to offer.”
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