As a partnership we have invested both time and money in ensuring that our student teachers have the best possible foundations to become outstanding teachers. The key philosophy behind our programme is its flexibility for students to study general Primary (mainstream), SEND or both.
You will be allocated a ‘host’ school where you will complete school experience days and your Beginning and Extending placements. Your Beginning placement takes place in the second half of the Autumn term and lasts for 4 weeks. Your Developing placement takes place in the second half of the Spring term and lasts for 6 weeks. This will be in a different school and contrasting Key Stage. Your final Extending placement lasts for 9 weeks and starts in the first half of the Summer term and continuing through to early July.
When you start in September, up until the start of your Beginning placement, you will be gaining school experience in your host school for two days per week (Tuesday and Thursday) and at Tor View for three days per week receiving lectures studying our ITT curriculum (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
At Tor View, you will be working towards your PgCE modules of Building Professional Understanding and High Quality Learning & Teaching with a Senior Lecturer from the University of Cumbria. You will have an assignment to submit for each module in order to complete the course.
In addition, you will study Core Units in English, Maths, Science, and all of the Foundation subjects including: History, Geography, RE, PE, Computing, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Music and Modern Foreign Languages as well as Professional Practices content including: Safeguarding. Behaviour Management, Lesson Planning, Assessment, Child Development, Classroom Management, Partnerships, SEND, Transitions and Applying for Jobs.
These units introduce you to key concepts and principles in teaching and learning, whilst aiming to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in core areas of teaching: curriculum design, assessment, planning and managing a classroom. The units also aim to develop your ability to reflect on your own practice, professionalism and underpinning values.
We are also pleased to offer a range of ELIP modules that are additional to the core programme, and unique to ELIP. These fall broadly into Mainstream/SEN/Early Years categories, although you are encouraged to select options which appeal, irrespective of which of our programmes you have chosen.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about any of this.