Every aspect of the programme is focused upon developing trainees as professionals. Schools are involved in the recruitment and selection of trainees and want to recruit the most competent of teachers in their schools. The central training sessions address the key areas of professional practice including: - assessment, lesson planning, behaviour management, Safeguarding Level 1, Data and Progress 8, EAL, Inclusion and Diversity, Literacy, Phonics, Numeracy and Special Educational Needs and Disability etc.
Subject specific training is also delivered centrally and continues under the guidance of a mentor and Professional tutor. Leeds Trinity University deliver all elements of the PGCE academic reading and writing programme.
The training programme is designed to develop subject knowledge and understanding of the current curriculum issues in the chosen subject or phase of training.
In the classroom
The programme develops pedagogical skills. The school- based training begins with observations of experienced practitioners where trainees learn to identify key elements of a successful lesson. Small group teaching, team teaching and co -planning of lessons are integral to build confidence and expertise. With this experience, trainees begin to develop all the skills of an outstanding teacher, independently and confidently planning and teaching lessons. By the end of the training programme they will be teaching 70 -80% of an Early Career teacher’s timetable.
The Assessment of Trainees
For the successful completion of the course, trainees must demonstrate competence against all the QTS standards. Trainees will be continually assessed through lesson observations. The Professional Tutor will complete a progress report each half-term which documents the progress made in each of the Standards. This is moderated by the Partnership Link tutor. Throughout the year, evidence will be collected in lesson observations, training and subject knowledge files and evidence against the standards is collated in a final presentation file. This evidence is also moderated by Leeds Trinity University.
All trainees teach in two schools during their training year. Their second school placement is chosen to provide a different context to their main school experience. Trainees will have a mentor and PT in this placement. A Partnership Link Tutor (PLT) is assigned to each trainee; each half term she/he will visit the trainee in school to support, observe and quality assure the school-based experience to moderate and to ensure consistency of training across the Partnership.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
50% of the degree must be in English language or English literature.
Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.
We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with very good communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others. Successful applicants are confident and passionate about teaching and also able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding. Developing excellent interpersonal skills will enable trainees to support the learning of groups of young people from diverse backgrounds effectively. We are looking for people who strive to improve and who are committed to their own professional development.
All entrants will go through an enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service DBS, in order to ascertain that they have no criminal background which might prevent them from working with children. In addition, entrants are required to sign a declaration that they have not previously been excluded from teaching or working with children.
School experience is a desirable characteristic but not essential and no applicant would be rejected because of a lack of school experience.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,000.
About the training provider
St Anthony’s is a Secondary Catholic Academy for girls aged 11-18, situated in the centre of Sunderland. It has a joint, mixed sixth form with St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy. Our Academy was judged to be ‘Outstanding in all categories’ by OFSTED in 2013 and we offer many opportunities for teacher training and development.
We have been delivering school-led teacher training for 19 years and have developed an excellent reputation for success. We provide high quality training for aspiring teachers in 14 subjects at secondary level (Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, English, Food, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Education) in a supportive and inspiring environment. We offer the latest educational facilities in our new school buildings and bright, well equipped classrooms.
We are also part of the Bishop Chadwick Multi Academy Trust and work with our partner primary schools to offer high quality initial teacher training courses at primary level.
Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards Masters accreditation.
About the accredited body
Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP) is an outstanding Initial Teacher Training Provider based at Carmel College Darlington. Our training programmes are Primary 5-11 years and Secondary 11-16. We pride ourselves on the bespoke level of training for all our trainees, focused on our high quality training provision from very experienced practitioners. The Partnership is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic, primary and secondary schools, widely spread across the North East of England.
Carmel Teacher Training Partnership is a well-established Provider, offering a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment for all trainees.
Entrants are given a sound understanding of the nature and demands of the course in order to assure successful applicants complete the course and enjoy their new profession in education.
Selection will be based on: - a teaching activity related to the age and phase of the class, completion of a written task and a formal interview.
Applicants are asked to bring to the interview the relevant certificates which verify the academic profile described on the application form. Successful applicants will also be asked to bring appropriate certification and other documentation as requested to verify their identity and for the DBS check, prior to the start of the course. The document check is made by the Administrator and provides an audit for registration purposes at the commencement of the course. All documents must be ‘original’ and not a photocopy. Copies of critical documents will be stored on file under the new GDPR guidelines.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
St. Anthony's Girls' Catholic Academy Thornhill Terrace Sunderland Tyne and Wear SR3 7JN
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