Instil your love of English in future generations.

At Red Kite, you’ll learn how to teach English in a way that motivates, embeds and helps to retain knowledge, helping children to enjoy the subject while developing their grammar, writing skills and reading strategies for each key stage through to GCSE and A’ Level.

Why is literacy so important? What is the best strategy for teaching Shakespeare? You’ll discuss questions like these alongside fellow trainees and with guidance from your specialist English teachers.

You’ll learn inspirational and innovative techniques for enthusing and engaging young people in a curriculum of rich texts and poetry, while teaching the skills to confidently analyse and compare different works.

You’ll also master lesson planning and learn how to manage a classroom using your voice, plus other valuable skills to create the right classroom culture.

100% of Red Kite Secondary English trainees have found a teaching role on completing their English PGCE course.

Find out about our entry criteria and how to apply

“The subject lead is great, she provides us with amazing resources to challenge our approach to teaching English. Being able to learn from a successful teacher in your field gives you a realistic set of goals to be aiming for, she’s experienced a variety of practices which means we’re essentially receiving the best bits, which is amazing.

Every day is different, I have the opportunity to teach a range of texts and a range of skills, and the real pleasure is being able to introduce students to texts which they otherwise may never have encountered.” 

Sophie Ward, Red Kite Secondary Trainee 2018/19