All of the courses that we offer are very practical routes into teaching, offering hands on teaching experience, that is facilitated by experienced, practising teachers. Through all of our routes you will be supported and supervised by an experienced class based mentor to ensure you develop and grow into an outstanding teacher. Your mentor will be in class with you all year, guiding and helping you as you train. In addition to this, EoETT will also provide you with a Quality Assurance Tutor who will regularly visit you, providing constructive feedback and support to ensure your development. You will be based in school, on average, four days a week, learning from the experts and seeing first hand how to be an outstanding teacher. Approximately once a week you will attend training in Lincoln, which is led by current teachers from the school partnership and experts.
You will start with your ‘host school’ in September, and remain with them until the end of the course in July, except for when you undertake a contrasting 6 week second school placement within our partnership. We can GUARANTEE that all your school placements will take place within your local area - wherever this is. Because you spend so much time in school, you will build fantastic relationships with the children in your class and embed your understanding of the primary curriculum and progression, fully preparing you for your NQT year. Many of our trainees secure employment in their host school or second school and we continue to have high employment rates.
As with any ITT course, you will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards and will build a portfolio of evidence across the course that is added to our online portal. Evidence will comprise of the activities you do weekly in school (lesson plans, observations, reflections) and expectations for this evidence will be explained to you at the start of the course.
If you choose to complete the QTS only course, you will complete 1 assignment at level 6 equivalent - this is marked by East of England Teacher Training.
If you choose to complete the QTS and PGCE course, you will complete 2 assignments and submit these to our University partner (University of Hull), who will mark these at level 7. The University of Hull will travel to Lincoln to deliver training sessions, you will not need to travel to Hull.