Bransgore Primary School Teacher Training Partnership has a well established reputation and has trained over 100 teachers (formerly South Coast SCITT). Our Primary School Direct Programme is delivered over the course of an academic year and on completion of your training you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and you will undertake a PGCE from the University of Winchester.
We work with a strong group of partnership schools which has been praised by Ofsted and Winchester University for the high quality Initial Teacher Training delivered to students over many years. Training with us qualifies for you to teach children from 4-11 years. All students with us become students at The University of Winchester and have full access to University facilities and the opportunity to attend graduation at Winchester Cathedral upon successful completion of the PGCE.
Our partnership spans the areas of Hampshire, Dorset and Bournemouth. Many of our trainees find employment within the partnership and often go on to become school-based mentors or contributors to the taught course. A distinctive feature of our partnership schools is their commitment to providing high quality provision, reflected by nationally recognised awards and inspection reports. The schools serve diverse communities including rural and urban catchments.
People who undertake this course will learn about a wide range of facets of primary practice including planning, assessment and pupil progress, behaviour management, working with other professionals and parents and how to effectively teach all primary curriculum subjects.
Over the course of the whole year there are two written assignments and an additional presentation style assignment, each designed to embed understanding of core elements and to support trainees in linking educational research to the most current practice and tutors are always on hand to provide feedback and support.
You would receive the daily support of a school-based mentor whilst on placement, who is the teacher of the class in which you would be based. Practical assessment is ongoing with weekly lesson observations leading to an end of placement report. Trainees will also collect a portfolio of evidence demonstrating how they meet the National ‘Teachers’ Standards’.
The majority of the central training is based at Bransgore Primary school, near Christchurch in our purpose built ‘learning centre’ or at the University of Winchester delivered by subject experts. Occasionally, training is also based in schools or other premises in the Hampshire and Dorset areas.