This course is designed for applicants who want to train to teach in a specialist setting.
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).
During the initial teacher training year trainees will not only learn about pedagogy in general but they will also learn about phase specific pedagogy. Simultaneously trainees will also be given the opportunity to improve and expand their subject knowledge. Trainees will also experience some EYFS OR KS2.
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.
Trainees will have placements in two different Partner Schools, both in Ealing. Whilst on placement, school direct salaried trainees need to be prepared to teach up to 3 to 3.5 days from the start of the academic year, which may vary weekly.
Throughout the year, trainees will have a designated Mentor/Coach supporting them. To achieve QTS, all trainees at calendared intervals throughout the year will be assessed against their mastery of the ITE Curriculum as well as the Teachers’ Standards.