Poole SCITT, in partnership with Twynham Learning, offers you a one year course leading to a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) validated by Kingston University in Surrey. The course carries 60 Credits towards a Masters Degree.
There will be 4 places available on this Twynham Learning Primary course.
The course is largely school based, with approximately 24 weeks on school placements and 14 weeks on the taught course mainly at the Poole SCITT base. Many of the taught course sessions involve working with children enabling you to successfully link theory and practice.
Tutors, classroom teachers and other educational professionals, experienced in teacher training will run courses, seminars and workshops specially designed to introduce you to the needs of children and the primary curriculum. There will be ample opportunity for peer group discussion and evaluation of your school-based work.
You will undertake studies in all elements of primary education; extend your knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. You will then apply these areas of understanding and skill to classroom practice throughout the year during two extensive assessed placements in schools or educational settings.
Trainees are guided through their learning by experienced staff and school based mentors, to enable them to gain the skills and confidence to become effective, successful teachers of primary aged children.
A Course Director, with expert knowledge and experience of teacher education will oversee and co-ordinate your training during the course under the direction of the SCITT Management Board. The Board is made up of representatives of the partnership, including head teachers, mentors and trainees.
The course is an ‘all-through general primary course’ and will train you to teach children from 5-11 years in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and substantial school experience will be provided in both.
Your progress will be monitored and assessed through regular formal and informal monitoring of teaching competence, leading to profile reviews and professional assignments, which will link education/subject theory with your work in the classroom.
After graduating, you will obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a
Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with ‘M’ Credits validated by Kingston University in Surrey.
Over the last three academic years, 99% of Poole SCITT trainees have obtained jobs immediately after graduating, most of these in the local area.