You’re in school from the first day of term, seen as a staff member by everyone. You’re in one school four days a week to the end of the school year, spending Spring half term at a contrasting school. One day a week you’ll be at our central venue alongside other trainees, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences. Our model enables you to experience a full year in school and fully appreciate the demands and rewards that brings.
Working alongside your mentor, you will identify your ongoing level of knowledge, skills and experience and record this development in your weekly Reflective Journal. This will involve observing expert professionals, opportunity to practise, rehearse and refine teaching strategies and receive structured feedback to improve your practice.
Core training is extremely diverse from theoretical input to observing excellent practice. We support our trainees throughout their training year, enabling them to be fully prepared for teaching during their training and beyond.
The Training Programme is designed around the ITT Core Content Framework and the needs of individual trainees, so that trainees learn and develop high quality professional knowledge, skills and understanding.
Our moderation report (2022) said …
Trainees on this programme find it to be caring, warm and welcoming. Regular communication between programme leaders and schools underpins the well organised training experience. School-based training builds on core training well, providing trainees with opportunities to scaffold, develop and refine their learning….Skilled professionals support trainees in acquiring the skills and knowledge to teach successfully in their respective phases and subjects ….Several trainee wellbeing initiatives have been implemented. The standard of pastoral care for trainees is high and trainees say that they feel extremely well supported by the whole partnership.
You will benefit from 15 subject days, giving you the opportunity to further enhance your subject knowledge.
By the end of the training year, you will be fully equipped to deliver your subject from year 7 to 11 including the GCSE specification.
To gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) you must be judged competent against the Teacher Standards.
Assessment of the course comprises of,
- 2 SCITT based tasks and 2 Assignments
- 6 half-termly tutor visit reports and observations
- 3 Assessment Framework review points
- Second placement report
Assessment is based upon day-to-day practice and should complement your teaching and reduce the amount of additional work required.