Primary PGCE Programme 5 - 11 years
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The programme is aimed at those who want to teach children in
the 5–11 age range, that is, at Key Stages 1 and 2.
In order to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status trainees must
meet the Teachers' Standards set by the Government and so the
programme is designed to enable trainees to achieve this by
offering a balance of school and University-based periods during
The programme is one-year, full-time and its structure is
closely linked to the term dates of local schools, with
registration taking place in early September and the course
finishing at the end of June.
The University works in partnership with over 150 infant,
junior and primary schools in the region to provide the Primary
PGCE Programme. Many of the lectures, workshops and tutorials are
provided by staff from Partnership schools.
The University-based element of the course comprises
The school-based element of the course is largely taken up by
two Teaching placements but there are also many other
half and full-day visits to schools as part of the programme.
Such is the strength of our partnerships with schools and their
regard for our teacher training graduates that 93% of our 2014-15
PGCE students secured teaching jobs.
The most recent Ofsted inspection of
initial teacher training at the University of Hull in
2014, identified many strengths to the primary PGCE programme.
Amongst these :
- The strong integration of university- and school-based training
ensures that all trainees make good progress overall across the
different courses and training routes.
- The high-quality support trainees receive from university
tutors and school mentors has led to a sustained trend of
improvement and higher numbers of trainees successfully completing
the course than seen nationally.
A few words from one of our graduates
The course was fun but very hard work. It gave me a really
good grounding in the basics of primary education. Just 8 years
after qualifying I was Headteacher of a local primary school. Many
of my peers from the course have also gone on to become
Headteachers, so the course must have been good!"
Sean Smith, Headteacher, Willerby Carr Lane Primary School.