Modern Languages Teacher Training Opportunities

Modern Languages Teacher Training

Do you love languages? Would you like to inspire, support and guide the next generation of linguists? The National Modern Languages SCITT could be your route to becoming a teacher of Modern Languages.

Why train at CHS?

CHS offers both one-year full time and two-year part time courses which give trainees Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Both are nationally and internationally recognised.

PGCE is provided by Sheffield Hallam University and includes 60 credits at level 7 (Masters’ level) which are transferable. All of our training takes place in a collaborative and supportive network of schools where trainees will gain experience in two contrasting schools and a variety of educational settings.

Bramhall High School, Audenshaw School and Sale Grammar School provide complementary placements for our trainees. Our partnership extends to many areas of the country enabling you to choose a setting that most suits you.

Specialist training

Training has been developed in close collaboration with Modern Languages experts from schools and universities and includes ‘day school’ where we bring together all our Modern Languages trainees for subject specialist training. Our course leader is our current head of Modern Languages who has been teaching in English schools for 25 years, successfully mentoring trainee teachers for over 15 years. She is also a German national who trained to teach in England and understands the challenges of teaching in a new setting. You will have the opportunity to explore your own subject knowledge away from the classroom on a regular basis. There are two clear strands to the programme: academic study and classroom practice.

Our academic partner is Sheffield Hallam University, who provide the assessment for the PGCE qualification; they were named University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

As we extend our languages curriculum at Cheadle Hulme School to include Italian from September 2023, we would be delighted to include trainees who wish to offer Italian.

Trainees benefit from:

  • A weekly, focused and dedicated 1:1 meeting with their mentor to discuss and address professional development needs
  • Regular observations and feedback
  • A School-wide professional development programme organised by your SMC/ITT coordinator, including an induction at the beginning of the placement
  • Honesty, support and advice from experienced highly skilled staff.
  • Collaborative working with mentors, fellow trainees and other staff.
  • Input from class teachers.
  • Advice and targets at career appropriate level.

Applicants should have achieved / be currently working towards a 2:1 degree in a Modern Languages related subject (or Maths or Physics if applying for the SCITT at CHS Maths or Physics offering).

Apply for the SCITT at CHS programme

Start your teacher training by applying for the SCITT at CHS programme now. Apply directly through the Department for Education website.

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