New Teacher Subject Days

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Our Subject Days for newly qualified and trainee teachers are an effective way to condense a lifetime’s teaching experience into just six Saturday sessions. Designed to provide a wealth of resources, the course is delivered by experienced teacher leaders in conjunction with University academics and is designed to improve confidence and bolster ability.

  • Reasons to attend:
  • Deepens subject knowledge
  • Broadens teaching strategy and ideas
  • Makes the latest academic thinking accessible for pupils
  • Introduces teachers to a supportive peer network
  • Runs on six Saturdays
  • Provides unique teaching resources

New Teacher Subject Days 2015/16 are now open for bookings

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Eligibility and fees

The courses are open to school-based teacher trainees (e.g. School Direct, Teach First), NQTs, second and third year teachers. The full course of 6 Saturdays is offered at only £295 per participant.

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English

Geography

History

Maths & Computing

Modern Languages

Science

English

Gain confidence and enhance your subject knowledge

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Topics covered in programme A / programme B:
  • Shakespeare in context / American literature
  • Poetry from 1850 / Spoken word
  • Chaucer / Seminal world literature
  • The Victorian novel / Shakespeare's histories
  • Creative writing / The gothic genre
  • Royal Shakespeare Company / The Romantics

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Geography

Gain confidence and enhance your subject knowledge

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Topics covered:
  • Geomorphological processes and actions: Rivers, coasts, ice and flooding
  • Global geopolitics: Borders and security, superpower challenges
  • Weather and climate hazards
  • The BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India and China
  • Fieldwork: 2015/16 is the year of fieldwork
  • Geography and you: Geography and its place in the curriculum

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History

Gain confidence and enhance your subject knowledge

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Topics covered:
  • Early modern: Tudors and Stuarts
  • Nationalism, war and empire
  • Disease and upheaval in the 14th century
  • A world divided: Communism in the 20th century
  • Rise of extremism between the world wars
  • People power: The right to vote

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Maths & Computing

Enhance your subject knowledge and share best practice

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Topics covered:
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Geometry, including trigonometry
  • Use of formulae
  • Probability
  • Algebraic manipulation

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Modern Languages

Gain confidence and enhance your subject knowledge

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Specialist courses are run for French, German and Spanish teachers. Example topics are:
  • French: Le cinema
  • French: Gastronomie
  • German: German music and football
  • German: Die Bundesländer / What is a modern German?
  • Spanish: ¡Suprimamos el inglés del aula! | El rap español
  • Spanish: Nuevas voces en el cine español | Frida Kahlo

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Science

Gain confidence and enhance your subject knowledge

Build your network of experienced teachers and peers in other schools

  • Specialist courses are run for Biology, Chemistry and Physics teachers. Example topics are:
  • Biology: Cell division including cancer
  • Biology: Genetics, biotechnology and evolution
  • Chemistry: Earth sciences and atmospheric chemistry
  • Chemistry: Energetics and electrochemistry
  • Physics: Forces and motion
  • Physics: Scaling physics (the very big and the very small)

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