Before your course starts you will spend the first 2 weeks at Arthur Terry Teaching School, meeting your new colleagues, Subject Route Leaders and Learning Coaches. Together you will start to learn the theory of teaching, and practise techniques to get you ready for your first school placement.
Every week you will be observed and have feedback sessions with your Learning Coach, who has been identified as an outstanding teacher. Your Learning Coach will help you to identify areas in your practice that will help you improve.
WEEKLY TRAINING SESSIONS
Every Friday you will come together with your fellow trainees at Arthur Terry Teaching School. Sometimes these sessions will focus on how to teach your specific subject and sometimes they will focus on broader areas of teaching practice. Sessions are delivered by our Specialist Leaders in Education.
Trainees will experience four schools across the Teaching School alliance of varying context to develop their classroom practice. They will work with Learning Coaches who are outstanding practitioners in their own right, who will help the trainees unravel the concepts behind great teaching and develop the attributes to deliver these themselves. Thirty-four weeks of the programme will be spent in classrooms being exposed to outstanding teaching, and working with the Learning coach to develop effective classroom pedagogy and detailed subject knowledge.
While some courses offer you only Qualified Teaching Status, ours will also provide you with a PGCE qualification. We work with our partner university to make sure the assignments will have impact on your classroom teaching. The PGCE will provide you with 60 credits towards a masters qualification.
CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
We are committed to supporting our trainees beyond their first year. As you continue your career we have a range of teaching and leadership programmes within our Alliance to support you from Newly Qualified Teacher to Aspiring Headteacher.
You will become a part of our NQT and NQT+1 programme that builds on your training year.
Visit our website to learn more about our programme and the opportunities available to develop your career.