In partnership with e-Qualitas we offer highly personalised school based training that is carefully structured to enable trainees to take control of their own development, and become outstanding teachers.
Trainees work closely with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently, as their skills and confidence grow. Study is based on the distance learning resources on the e-Qualitas virtual learning environment (VLE). Trainees attend up to ten training days run by e-Qualitas, mostly held in a venue in central London, the rest of the time they are based in school. Trainees have access to an extensive programme of in-school training led by expert practitioners.
The course content is organised into six modules, the first three of which may be worked on concurrently.
Training Module 1A: Lesson planning. How to plan lessons well, including choosing the most appropriate teaching and learning strategies.
Training Module 1B: Behaviour. How to manage pupils during lessons, and motivating them towards learning.
Training Module 1C: Assessment. How to assess pupils' learning in each subject, and use assessment information when planning and teaching lessons.
Training Module 2: Meeting needs of different groups of pupils. How to ensure that all groups of pupils do as well as possible e.g. those who speak English as an additional language, high attaining pupils, those with special educational needs.
Training Module 3: The wider context of teaching and learning in schools today. Barriers to learning i.e. why some pupils do not do as well as they should, and how teachers can make a difference to this.
Training Module 4: Effective Subject teaching. Bringing everything together, how to teach really effectively. This builds on all the earlier training in how to teach effectively, and involves an in-depth study of an aspect of subject teaching.
Your progress towards meeting the Teachers' Standards is assessed formally at four points: when you start, after 10 working weeks, 20 working weeks and at the end of the training period. These assessments are carried out jointly by trainees, school staff and e-Q tutors. There are two formal assignments marked by e-Qualitas tutors: an essay exploring aspects of meeting the needs of different groups of pupils (linked to Training Module 2), and a subject-related essay (linked to Training Module 4).