Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) where you will gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE. Our research-led course will give you plenty of hands-on experience and our curriculum focuses on supporting you to put learning into practice, to have an impact on pupils during a four day a week core school placement from mid-September to July. You will have one day a week to engage in training and development to support your teaching practice, as well as a six-week placement in a different school. The programme balances developing your subject knowledge and expertise alongside giving you a deep understanding of effective teaching methods and techniques to manage your workload and wellbeing.
At the start of the programme in September, you’ll have two weeks of intensive training which will focus on the core areas of teaching such as behaviour management and lesson planning. You will have a further two weeks of intensive training later in the year. When you are in your school placement, you will spend your time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons, learning how to teach and plan lessons and develop your own teaching. You will work closely with a highly skilled mentor, alongside other colleagues, who will also receive support and training from Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub.
Your weekly training day is designed in collaboration with Teach First’s expert curriculum designers and sequenced to make sure you are focused on the areas of teaching that are most relevant to that point in the year. The training will include a mixture of online and face-to-face elements and will ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a great teacher.
The programme also includes a six-week placement in another school starting in January. You will spend time working with children of a different age, this may mean spending time in a primary school, a secondary school, post-16, or in a special school setting, depending on your specialism. These experiences will ensure you have a broad experience of teaching in different schools and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.
At the end of the programme, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills to become an effective Early Career Teacher alongside achieving a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.