The programme is a school-based localised training.
Trainees will spend approximately 4 days at the University of Derby with a focus on 2 level 7 modules.
The course is school based with a main placement and a second placement over the Spring term. The second placement is in an alternative key stage to the main placement.
Localised training takes place at The White Water Centre, Northampton each Friday and the training covers all aspects of the Teacher Standards and the primary curriculum, allowing trainees to put their training into practice at their placement schools.
We offer a 2 week enhancement period, offering experiences in secondary schools, EAL, EYFS and special schools.
Trainees can select from a 3-7 route specialising in EYFS and KS1 or a 5-11 route focused on KS1 and KS2.
The salaried route is the ideal route if you want to stay in the world of work, as you will be employed as an unqualified teacher during your training while you learn ‘on the job’, receiving support from experienced teachers and mentors. Trainees on this route should ideally have at least 3 years work experience and ideally some classroom experience. Trainees will have a timetable of approximately 70% as well as being responsible for a class from the start of the programme. This route is ideally suited for those who have already had experience of planning and delivering lessons and assessment.
Your salary will be a paid at a minimum of UQT1 for the duration of the training year and your tuition fees will be paid for you.
Teaching responsibility will increase over time, however, the salaried route would expect you to take whole class responsibility from September with weekly support from you mentor.
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