The UK’s first Secondary University Training School
The UK’s first secondary University Training School
The University of Birmingham School, as the first secondary University Training School (UTS) in the country, offers a unique enhancement to all activity of the University of Birmingham’s School of Education.
Student teachers on the University of Birmingham’s Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes make visits to lessons in state-of-the art laboratories and classrooms, practising teachers are engaged in continuing professional development activities at the School and the School provides a location both for the sharing and generation of research, linking practising teachers to the world-leading research of the School of Education.
Our comprehensive nature, our focus on inclusion and our distinctive character education echo some of the key educational research specialisms of the University.
PGDipEd secondary programmes at the University of Birmingham include a range of opportunities to engage with the work of the UTS.
For example, trainee teachers in history may find themselves preparing and then running tutorials at the School for our large cohort of A level history students on the Russian revolution; physics trainees might visit for a series of micro-teaching experiences, benefiting from the expertise of both our specialist teachers and their university tutors in planning and reviewing teaching; geography trainees may have the chance to develop fieldwork skills, accompanying A level geographers on their spring term trip to a residential outdoor centre.
ITE tutors are linked with their counterparts in the UoB School, assuring a connection between academic teaching in the Department of Teacher Education.
Please find more information about Initial Teacher Education programmes at the University of Birmingham here: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/education/teacher-education/index.aspx