Ab Initio

Mon 23 Aug 2021
09:00 - 16:30

The Ab Initio course is a one-day training course in late August for teachers who start their teaching careers in September. The course is best described as ‘pre-season training’ and is for PGCE trainees who have not taught before, as well as any new teachers in independent and state-maintained schools.

The course inducts teachers into the profession and provides a tool kit for their first six weeks in post. A teacher’s first half-term with sole responsibility for classes and their pupils’ progress is demanding and this course enables teachers to effectively prepare with confidence for the challenges and workload ahead.


Topics on this course include:

  • Effective class and behaviour management
  • Lesson planning and evaluation
  • Marking and assessment
  • Differentiation
  • Being an effective teacher
  • Safeguarding and child protection
  • Managing the workload

The course is aimed at those candidates who have NEVER taught before.



Apply by 3 July 2021 to education@buckingham.ac.uk

Trainees applying for a place on a University of Buckingham PGCE will be able to apply for the Ab Initio course on the PGCE application form.


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