The Redriff Primary School Direct programme is a school-based model of teacher training where trainees are employed by a school within the partnership for an academic year (These schools include Redriff Primary School and Galleywall Primary School).
Trainees are released for approximately 40 days to complete academic study at Goldsmiths College. There is also the opportunity to work at another contrasting school for a 6-week placement.
The programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects, and in each curriculum area, you will have the opportunity to develop understanding of the teaching and learning process, and to learn about effective classroom practice.
In addition to the work in classrooms and the academic studies, trainees will benefit from all school-based training. Trainees will have the opportunity to visit the school’s on site resource base for children with Autism as well as observe teaching in Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to learn about different approaches to teaching and learning.
Trainees will be provided with a variety of support across their training year including both a school and university based mentor who will work with the trainee to develop a bespoke developmental plan to improve teaching practice.
This programme offers a PGCE with QTS and is assessed through observations of classroom competency, evidence to show the ability to meet the Department for Education Professional Standards as well as a series of academic assignments.
The school-based route of teacher training offered at Redriff Primary School is a dynamic programme of practical learning and academic study, which allows trainees to develop their skills and prepares them for their teaching career.