Altius Teacher Training is a centre of excellence for developing confident, competent and reflective teachers. Altius provides a practical and immersive route to teaching underpinned by the highest quality training designed and delivered by expert practioners. Within this ambitious and comprehensive programme trainees are mentored and trained in a professional and research-informed environment to achieve QTS and a PGCE with 60 Master’s credits.
The programme is structured around the three usual academic terms. All trainees will undertake their assessed teaching placements (5-11) in two of the 8 primary schools in our Alliance; these are all schools judged good or outstanding by Ofsted and are located in South Manchester and Cheshire. Training days are integrated into the programme calendar so that knowledge and understanding are built alongside practical application guided by a dedicated mentor. There are dedicated days for the PGCE element of the course.
The Altius Curriculum comprises:
Three assessed teaching placements (5-11) with dedicated mentoring
Adaptive and Inclusive teaching programme
Generic teaching and learning principles
Subject-specific pedagogy programme to reflect KS1 and KS2 programmes
Behaviour Management training
Professional Behaviours programme
Enhancement experiences (SEND and secondary)
Support programme for PGCE (SCITT)
Primary trainees come together for generic training for one day per week and 4 additional weeks throughout the training. The training covers all generic aspects of training such as professionalism, behaviour management etc. then all subjects have their own integral pedagogical progamme. All training is delivered by practising experts in the partnership primaries.
QTS: Trainees’ progress against the Altius Curriculum will be monitored throughout the course. Alongside full engagement with the course an electronic portfolio of evidence comprising lesson plans, resources, observation feedback and generic and subject-specific tasks will support the award of QTS.
PGCE (SCITT): Two assignments (5000 words each) at Master’s level.