From the very start of your training, you will be part of the teaching team in your school. Your programme will include training days across a number of schools in the Hampshire LEARN SCITT Partnership, training in your own school, subject specialist days led by outstanding practitioners and personalised training.
Most of the training is delivered by practitioners in some of the best secondary schools in Hampshire. You will be assigned to one of the schools in our alliance for most of your training (your ‘home’ school) and you will have a second school placement, typically six weeks, which will give your opportunities to extend your practice in a different setting. We prepare our trainees to teach the 11-16 age range on our Secondary programme. All our partnership schools have comprehensive intakes and you will be working with young people of all abilities.
Staff from the University of Winchester will prepare you for the three academic assignments, the successful completion of which is required for the award of a PGCE and you will have access to the University Library for your academic research. Each Friday will be dedicated to training in one of our partnership schools. On those days, there will be opportunities for discussion, both formal and informal with practitioners and with your peers. You will benefit from being part of a highly supportive, professional network.
You will be assigned two members of staff in your ‘home’ and second placement schools, one from your subject area and one who has responsibility for all the trainees in that school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and you will attend staff meetings and professional development days.
Each year, we offer some salaried places in a selection of subjects. Successful applicants will have a contract with their home school and will earn a salary during the training. In return for the salary, you will be expected to teach some classes on your own from the start of the school year. For this reason, salaried places are best suited to those who have some experience of working in a school in either a support role or as an unqualified teacher.