London Met given 'green light' to help overcome chronic teacher shortage in the London region.
Date: 19 September 2017
Initial Teacher Education (PGCE) allocations from the National College for Teaching and Leadership have been published and London Metropolitan University has had all requests approved, meaning the University can begin recruiting for 2018-19 PGCE courses in the following areas:
- PGCE Secondary Maths
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Science (Biology/Chemistry/Physics)
- English with Media
- PGCE Primary (3-7 and 5-11 age ranges)
Head of Teacher Education, Neil Hillman, said: “This is fantastic news which recognises the excellent and above-sector achievements and outcomes of all of our PGCE trainees. Our job now is to build on our strengths and start recruiting high-quality trainees for 2018-19.
“We are particularly excited about gaining approval for our innovative PGCE English with Media course, which is offered in partnership with The English and Media Centre and adds a new course to our portfolio.”
PGCE courses at London Met are unique as they prepare trainees to teach exclusively for London schools, helping to stem the shortage of teachers by providing the sector with well qualified and highly motivated beginning teachers, who have gained an outstanding experience of being trained with the University in one of our local partnership schools.