8.3 Careers in Teaching
Warwick in Schools
If you are intending to take a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) after your degree, or have secondary teaching as one of your career options, then Warwick in Schools could be for you!
As one of the leading providers of Initial Teacher Training, the University’s Institute of Education is once again offering undergraduates the opportunity to try a ‘taster’ of teaching. If you join the Warwick in Schools scheme (WinS) you will receive bursary funded training which will prepare you for the expectations of a professional environment. You will look at some of the issues concerned with effective teaching and learning, and you will be given help and support to prepare for your school visits. If you then decide to do your PGCE at Warwick, you would achieve a ‘training credit’ which would mean that you could complete the course earlier in the year than normal.
Volunteering as a Student Tutor is a great way to decide if teaching is the career for you. The Student Tutoring project places volunteers in a classroom in Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across Coventry, Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick. Volunteers will take on a teaching assistant role and work alongside class teachers to provide support to pupils. Placements are arranged to suit each individual and volunteers are able to choose the type of school, location and subject of their choice.
Sign-up for the project opens at the end of September, and can be accessed through the following web-link: https://www.warwick.ac.uk/about/community/volunteers/volunteering/tutoring