For many teachers, May represents a turning point. The end is in sight!
Well, it’s just over the horizon. There’s June to deal with first. For international school teachers, June is often characterised by fanfare and farewells. There are exams and reports, ‘goodbyes’ and ‘good lucks’. June passes in a blur, making May a critical month for planning ahead.
That might be planning the next move (have we mentioned there’s a book to help you with that…), planning what you’ll teach next year, or planning how you’ll spend the summer break.
For EDDi readers planning to spend the summer on postgraduate study, we encourage you to read through our series of ‘Postgraduate Tips’ articles, to which this week’s edition adds.
Our ‘PG Tips’ piece is useful for anyone contemplating a PhD:
Accompanying this is a ‘Sociologically Thinking’ piece asking:
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And, if you are planning some summer reading, how about Dr Stephen Whitehead’s new book, Total Inclusivity at Work. EDDi readers can still get FREE ACCESS to a sample of the Foreword in both text and audio form (the latter via Jason Lasky).
We’ll be back early next month with another traditional EDDi digest - and with some of our own farewells.
The New PGCE…now with added iQTS
As you've no doubt read, the UK Government is piloting a new PGCE iQTS programme, recognised by the Department for Education as equivalent to English qualified teacher status (QTS).
The University of Warwick is delighted to be one of a select few providers offering this exciting new programme for August 2022.
As you’d expect, the course is rigorous and robust. For an overview of the requirements, there is an outline (and individual eligibility checker) HERE.
The introduction of PGCE iQTS also means a few changes for Warwick's highly successful PGCEi programme. The admissions and placement criteria have been simplified; head HERE for further information.
A useful comparison of the PGCE iQTS and PGCEi courses can be downloaded HERE.
If you have staff interested in either programme, please feel free to share EDDi.
Or, alternatively, questions can be e-mailed to: email@example.com