The Altius Alliance will ensure that you are trained, coached and mentored by experienced, highly effective practitioners and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) to achieve QTS and a PGCE (SCITT)
All trainees undertake at least one of the 3 placements at a Laurus Trust School and a further placement at another school within our Alliance.
At Laurus Trust Schools our PE teachers are all specialists. PE departments are extremely well furnished and facilities include sports halls, fitness suites, dance studio, 3G pitch, astroturf, climbing wall and indoor/outdoor courts.
At KS3 all students are taught five areas for each sport; competition, health and fitness, application, mastery and performance. These key skills are taught through a wide variety of disciplines including: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Football, Hockey, HRE, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Tennis and Trampolining.
At KS4 all students have one lesson per week looking at a variety of activities to develop a healthy, active lifestyle. Students may also opt for GCSE PE or Btec Sport Level 2 where we follow the Edexcel specification. We also offer A Level PE.
Students are encouraged to be fully involved in sport, the departments also run extensive extra-curricular programmes which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme.
The course runs from September to the end of June.
All of the time is spent in schools (apart from 4 days at university to undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (SCITT).
The course comprises:
- Generic teacher training
- P.E. pedagogy programme
- SEND with mental health programme
- Three assessed teaching placements (11-16)
- Enhancement placements – SEND school, Post 16 and primary placement (unassessed)
- Enrichment opportunities
- PGCE (SCITT) with 60 Masters credits
QTS: This is an evidence based course where trainees are required to maintain and submit files of evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE), school experience files, formal lesson observations, pedagogy tasks, specific generic and curriculum-based tasks.
PGCE (SCITT): Two assignments (5000 words each) at Masters level.
‘The SCITT has an excellent reputation for producing NQTs who are confident and competent teachers.’ (Ofsted 2017)