Every aspect of the programme is aimed at developing you as a Professional. Schools are looking to employ the best teachers, those that are aware of the current demands of teaching as a profession.
Our ‘Education and Professional Studies’ will address assessment and reporting, special education needs, classroom organisation and management, pupil behaviour, the professional responsibility of teachers, current school and curriculum issues.
This course aims to develop your skills in teaching all aspects of the relevant curriculum in order to become a successful teacher.
Curriculum studies considers aspects of teaching including current educational theories such as multiple intelligence theory, multi-cultural schools and EAL, extracurricular activities, the hidden curriculum, pastoral care and the teaching of the most and least able pupils.
In the classroom
The programme aims to develop the skills of the classroom progressively. The training starts with observations progressing to taking greater and more responsibility as confidence develops.
Central training will take place one day a week and will be arranged by your ITT provider. You will be school based in your main placement four days per week.
The Assessment of Trainees
For the successful completion of the course, trainees must demonstrate competence against all the QTS standards, and need to have successfully completed the Professional Skills Tests before the course begins.
Trainees are also expected to have completed four short written assignments, which apply the theory of teaching to practical experience in the classroom.
Trainees will be continually assessed through lesson observations and placement reports whilst in their school.
Detailed but functional files and portfolios of evidence are submitted for final assessment which will demonstrate how trainees have met the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Wherever possible, the evidence gained will be ‘naturally occurring’, as a product of the work carried out in the classroom or around the school setting.