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During the application and recruitment process, you will be advised of the best route for you. Details of the specific content of the English SKE and TTEP are given below.

Stage 1: Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) – 100% online

Where identified during selection and recruitment you may complete an 8 or 12-week SKE. This is delivered online so you can manage these hours around your other commitments. This course is 100 % distance learning and comes with a personal tutor. The course is free and attracts a bursary of £200 per week for eligible trainees. The content of the English SKE is made up of the following topics and modules:


Critical reading and comprehension (Language)
Summarising & synthesising
Writing clear and coherent text
Writing for impact
Grammar and vocabulary
Spoken language
Critical reading and comprehension (Literature)
Evaluating and comparing texts
Writing clearly and coherently about literature

Stage 2: Becoming a Great English Teacher - online and in-school

The Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP) is a flexible online course to support your teacher training year. The content of the English TTEP course is made up of the following modules and topics:

Professional Studies 1

What is Education
Application of the Theories of Learning
Introduction to the Teachers’ Standards
Lesson Planning
Questioning Skills
Ideas for Starters and Plenaries
Activities for Learning
Behaviour Management 1
Assessment and AfL
Differentiation and Inclusive Practice
Staging Debates and Role-plays
Impacts and Presence
Getting the Best out of your Placements

Professional Studies 2

Behaviour Management 2
Tracking Progress and Using Data
Using Language to Influence
The Pastoral Role
Safeguarding - Child Protection
Safeguarding - e-safety
Moving from Good to Outstanding
Communicating with Parents
Working with other Professionals
Beyond the Classroom
Personal and Professional Conduct
Evaluation and Reflection
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Subject Studies

Working with GCSE Syllabuses
Speaking and Listening
Independent Reading
Developing Writing
The Importance of Storytelling
Assessment in English
Differentiation in English