Pioneers Partnership SCITT offers the one year Secondary Physics training route programme for the 11-16 age range, leading to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). We are extremely proud to work with our partnership schools across the Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire regions, who share our vision, and provide bespoke, subject specialist mentoring to our cohort of trainees.
We offer a comprehensive training programme, underpinned by the best available evidence which provides regular opportunities for you to rehearse, practise and refine key skills with your mentors and helps you to understand what the theory ‘looks like’ in practice. You will be encouraged to continually reflect upon your practice, identifying your strengths and implementing strategies to improve your practice further.
Our curriculum is ambitious: the aim is to prepare you to be curriculum leaders of the future. Content is carefully planned and sequenced to ensure progression of skills throughout the academic year. You will begin with a focus on approaches to managing behaviour and securing subject knowledge for teaching science which is refined throughout the programme. Over the course of the year, you will learn how to confidently and efficiently plan well sequenced lessons, provide effective instruction, check for student understanding and adapt your teaching to meet the needs of your students.
As a school centred training provider, we offer above the minimum requirement of 120 days of school experience, which provides you with ample opportunity to experience life as a teacher within the classroom. Our package allows trainees to develop their teaching first hand within schools four days each week, whilst each Thursday is set aside for high quality centralised training at our training base in Middleton.
We provide a second placement in a different school for all trainees, which is a ten-week period in the Spring term. This is designed to enable you to gain knowledge and experience of teaching within a contrasting setting. In addition to this, we provide you with the opportunity to gain experience of transition, through enrichment visits to KS2, Post-16 and SEND settings.
When you train with us, you also have the opportunity to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) with our university partner. Two assignments will be completed during the academic year and successful completion offers 60 credits at Master’s level.