Our Initial Teacher Training programme is tailored to individual needs and aspirations. Whether you are a recent graduate or you are considering a change of career, our programme will give you the best foundation for a great career in teaching.
Trainees will be trained to teach in two consecutive Key Stages (Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2).
All trainees will spend 4 days a week in school. This will comprise of observing and learning from experienced colleagues, teaching, being observed and receiving feedback, as well as professional development. The fifth day will be a Professional Learning day at Hillingdon SCITT (located at Bishop Ramsey School, Hillingdon) and will be delivered by highly experienced and skilled practitioners. As part of their Professional Learning, trainees will undertake an Enquiry Based Pedagogy Project of their choice. As part of their Professional Learning, all trainees will undertake an Action Research Project of their choice (which will be the main task for QTS).
Trainees will have placements in two different Partner Schools, both in Ealing. Whilst on placement, the amount of lessons that fee funded (unsalaried) trainees will be expected to teach is incremental according to each training phase. A teaching timetable will be created that is bespoke to teach trainees based upon their prior experience and readiness to teach.
Throughout the year, trainees will have a designated Mentor/Coach supporting them. In order to achieve QTS, all trainees will be assessed at calendared intervals throughout the year against their mastery of the ITE Curriculum as well as the Teachers’ Standards.
Trainees who meet requirements of the PGCE for Brunel University will have the opportunity to study for this alongside the QTS (QTS is accredited by Hillingdon SCITT). There will be three assignments for the PGCE during the training year.
The interview process, which is rigorous and thorough, will involve a full day spent at one of our Partner Schools, which is likely to be your main placement school for the duration of the training year.