Successful applicants will work across schools in the TVTSA, providing trainees with the opportunity to work alongside outstanding practitioners, developing the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills to become inspirational, creative and purposeful practitioners.
The programme aims to deliver the skills of the classroom progressively. Training begins with observations progressing to taking more responsibility as confidence develops. By the end of the first placement trainees teach 50% of the timetable, by the end of the second placement they will teach 80%.
We have worked with trainee teachers from three higher education institutions for many years, being one of the first schools to offer School Direct training.
TVTSA is made up of the following schools across four local authorities; Sele First Hexham, Prudhoe West Academy, Shilbottle Primary Alnwick, Mickley First Northumberland, Ovingham First Northumberland, Throckley Primary in Newcastle , Lobley Hill Primary Gateshead, St. Augustine’s RC Primary Gateshead, Bensham Nursery Gateshead, Marine Park North Tyneside and Rickleton Primary Sunderland. We have also recently started to work with Smart Academies across Newcastle including Kenton Bar Primary school.
Partnership schools comprise a mixture of large/small, urban/rural, primary, first and faith schools. We work in partnership with Northumbria University and Gateshead SCITT. This enables trainees to access additional training. As a Teaching School we have recruited Specialist Leaders in Education who play a vital role in our training programme.
Trainees are trained in a supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the skills and tools needed to meet the professional standards for teachers.
About the accredited body
High quality training will be delivered in a number of ways. TVTSA trainees will access training at both Northumbria University and the Gateshead SCITT. In addition, trainees receive bespoke training delivered by Outstanding senior leaders designated as Specialist Leaders of Education.
Trainees are given two mentors during their placement. One from the lead school and the second from their placement school. Trainees will be allocated a university mentor who will support with assignments.
Training will be delivered by experienced teachers in partnership schools, enhanced by attendance at Northumbria University.