UCAS code: 29SD / 2NL4
On the NTTP Physical Education course, students will train towards a professional teaching qualification, achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The course requires a study of academic literature and completion of professional assignments, alongside two school based placements. The course is designed to show that trainee teachers demonstrate that they have met the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.
All members of the Physical Education department are experienced outstanding practitioners who deliver high quality lessons based on current best practice. They are heavily involved in helping NTTP to deliver a first class PGCE course to develop the next generation of outstanding Physical Education teachers.
The partnership schools that are used are also centres of sporting excellence.
Whilst candidates may bring a particular expertise or specialism to the course, you will learn to teach all activity strands with confidence, improving your subject-specific knowledge, understanding and skills. You will be expected to be pro-active in identifying areas where further development is needed and in taking the appropriate steps to broaden and deepen your subject knowledge.
You will also have the opportunity to develop a range of lessons and teaching styles that cover the practical delivery and assessment of Physical Education at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, where appropriate. These will be looked at during Subject Studies sessions.
When you study Physical Education on the NTTP programme you receive a practice-led, hands on experience. Trainees are supported by a Subject Based Tutor (SBT) within school, the Professional Tutor of the school, the Lead Subject Mentor from the NTTP SCITT, the Programme Facilitators along with the Administration staff team. Subject Studies and General Professional Study sessions enhance your knowledge of teaching and learning and help to develop your pedagogy. Constant self-reflection allows trainees to assess their strengths and development potential, which should allow progression and confidence.
You will spend the majority of your course in the classroom; working with dedicated professionals and fantastic students. This is the best place to learn the art of teaching and you will be amazed at the speed at which your teaching develops. The programme is designed to suit you, with your strengths nurtured and your areas for development targeted, improved upon and monitored.
During your placements you will teach pupils in the 11 to 16 age range, however, in many of our partnership schools there will be the opportunity to experience Post 16 Education too. You will also experience PSHE and Citizenship delivery when acting as a form tutor.
Subject Studies are usually delivered as twilight sessions and mostly take place in the first half of the year so that you have the tools to succeed in your school placements. They are designed to illustrate ways to help you apply your knowledge and understanding in designing and teaching lessons. Sessions are delivered by your Lead Subject Mentor (LSM) and other experienced teachers from within partnership schools. Sessions are held across a selection of our schools.
A selection of subject studies sessions are as follows in addition to in in depth specialist training for Physical Education.
- Organising and Managing Physical Education lessons
- Teaching Gymnastic Activities
- Teaching Athletic Activities
- Teaching Invasion Games
- Teaching Net/Wall Games
- Teaching Striking Games
- Teaching Health and Fitness
During the selection process, you will complete a Subject Knowledge Audit. You will review this with your LSM at the start of the training year and it will become the starting point for your Individual Learning Plan 1 (ILP1) which will establish target areas for the development of your subject knowledge and application. Subject Studies sessions will help you to meet these targets, but will also be responsible for identifying and filling any gaps in your subject knowledge.
Information about the Physical Education National Curriculum can be found on the following website:
Exam boards used by the schools within the partnership may include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Click on the links below for more information: