Broadwater PE

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Broadwater School 2Train to Teach Physical Education

  • Programme: Initial Teacher Training leading to QTS and PGCE

  • Duration: 1 academic year full time (August to July) part-time option available

  • Subject Code: 2XM4

  • Programme Code: 24X

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"I watch students be creative, physical and academic whilst exploring the world of sport. The bravery students show when faced with a challenge, followed by the delight they show when the once thought impossible is achieved cannot be replicated by any other job."

Claire May, PE Teacher

Why train to be a PE teacher?

Training to be a physical education teacher offers a rewarding career dedicated to promoting health, fitness, and well-being among students. As a physical education teacher, you play a crucial role in instilling a love and enjoyment of physical activity and an appreciation of the benefits sport can bring. This role allows you to inspire and motivate students to achieve their personal best, while also fostering teamwork, discipline, and self-confidence. Additionally, you contribute to the holistic development of students, supporting their physical, mental, and social growth, and helping them develop a positive attitude towards health and wellness.

 How will i2i train you to become a PE teacher?

Our exciting Physical Education programme focuses on developing new teachers who have a passion for sport and want to instil a love of physical activity in their students. 

The programme will prepare you to teach a range of sporting disciplines and approaches to help make lessons accessible to all pupils, no matter their ability.  You will be mentored and taught by highly enthusiastic and experienced PE teachers, encouraging and supporting you to apply your knowledge and skills to create inspiring and engaging lessons.

In addition to weekly Professional Study Sessions, trainees will have seven PE Subject Studies days with our experienced PE Subject Tutor. You will have the opportunity to explore different teaching styles and learn how to make physical activity accessible, inclusive and meaningful for all students.  Each session sends you away with a clear task that allows you to put your new learning into practice, which is then shared and discussed in the following session. 

Do you...

  • Have a passion for Sport and a desire to inspire young people to enjoy and engage with sport?

  • Have an innate ability to communicate and relate to young people?

  • Have a positive outlook and the energy and resilience to tackle challenges?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Entry Requirements

Alongside your passion and drive we require the following qualifications:

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 and above in English and Maths

  • A Level P.E is highly desirable

  • Honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant subject - we do consider trainees with a third class classification or with an unrelated degree subject if you can evidence strong subject knowledge, experience in a career relating to sport or a strong PE A Level.

How The i2i Training Programme Works

When you start teacher training with the i2i Teaching Partnership, you begin with 3 days in the classroom at your host school and 2 days at your local Training Centre. After the first half term break, this schedule changes to 4 days in the classroom and 1 day at the Training Centre.

Training is divided into Professional Studies and Subject Studies.

  • Professional Studies focuses on more general aspects of teaching such as behaviour management, feedback, mastery and differentiation
  • Subject Studies considers these issues in the context of PE and supports your learning to teach the complexities of the PE curriculum.

At your host school you will begin the term by observing teachers teach a range of classes that you may eventually be teaching yourself. You will have opportunities to teach small groups within classes, take small episodes within lessons and gradually build towards taking whole lessons and then a series of lessons.

By Christmas of the first term you will be teaching around 60% of a Newly Qualified Teacher's timetable. Throughout this time, you will have a mentor within your host school. Your mentor will support and coach you, helping you improve and gain confidence. Each week, you will return to your local Training centre for the next phase of training and for an opportunity to reflect on progress.

Next Steps And How To Apply

Places on our teacher training programmes are highly sought after and so you should submit your application as early as possible. Our team is here to help you navigate this process and to answer any questions you have. 

Join the i2i team and start your journey to transform, lead and inspire the next generation with us.

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