Our trainees receive core teacher training via weekly training days which cover the nuts and bolts of teaching plus a week block of on the EYFS curriculum. Sessions focus on areas such as assessment, behaviour management, special educational needs, legal responsibilities, inspiring teaching and many more. These are all delivered by experts in their field, often practicing teachers, so you be confident that the content is both up to date and real life!
Our EYFS primary specific training covers skills you will need focusing on the 7 different areas of learning and development of the EYFS (Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World) plus additional sessions on the learning environment, characteristics of effective learning, teaching and assessing phonics, core and ancillary subject development.
Following initial induction, you will spend weeks on placement at your base school in the EYFS. Initially co-teaching with experienced practitioners, you will develop your skills and confidence to be taking about a 50% teaching load by Christmas.
After the winter break you will be on your contrasting school placement teaching in key stage 1. You are then back to you original placement after Easter working on your weekly targets with “your” classes. As you are in school full time, you will feel like a member of staff! We also include enhancement experiences in KS2 provision and in a nursery setting for 0-3 provision ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the progression of children’s learning from Birth to the end of their Primary phase.