This course is offered for fee paying trainees.
As a Trainee you will observe and teach across Key Stages 3 and 4, including experience of pupils in years 7 and 11. During the first few weeks you will observe or team teach. This may develop into a contact timetable of up to 40% of a full time teacher during the first placement school (approx.8 lessons), building up to 65% of a full time teacher during terms two and three (approx. 13 lessons).
Trainees work in their placement school Monday - Wednesday and Fridays. Thursdays are training days where Trainees will attend Professional Studies with all the other SCITT Trainees at Leventhorpe and occasionally at one of our Primary Partner Schools.
During the training year Trainees will complete two assignments. The first focuses on the skills of medium term planning. It requires Trainees to focus on the needs of their pupils and the way sequences of lessons need to be planned and evaluated for pupils to make the best possible progress. The second assignment focuses on the skills of action research and requires Trainees to think about the needs of different groups of pupils within the classroom and how they might respond in different ways to learning activities.
Assessment of Trainees against the QTS standards will be overseen by the Training Manager, who will be supported by quality assurance through the External Moderator.
Judgement and moderation will take place in late June of the training year. The External Moderator will attend Leventhorpe and visit some Trainees in their placement schools to observe the teaching of the standardisation sample of Trainees.
Trainees must meet the Teacher Standards at a minimum expectation. There will be a number of sources of evidence used to assess Trainees against the Teacher Standards. These will be: Trainee Evidence Folder, lesson observation records and accompanying Professional Learning Conversations, the academic assignments and school placement assessments (completed each term by the Teacher Mentor and Professional Tutor), as well as the Subject Mentor and Professional Studies Assessments.
If you would like any further details or information, we would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact Jen Austin on 01279 603104