The i2i Teaching Partnership offers a one-year programme that will support you to achieve both your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and your Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Our supportive programme is delivered by expert practitioners, and is underpinned by the latest educational research. It will allow you to develop as a successful teacher by focusing on 7 key areas:
- Teacher Expectations and Behaviour for Learning
- Planning and Pedagogy
- Subject Knowledge
- Supporting all learners to succeed
- Assessment of Learning
- Professional Behaviours
Your skills as a teacher develop through your centre-based training and your school placement. Centre-based training involves spending one day per week on your Professional Studies with your fellow trainees, alongside specific Subject Studies days.
You will spend four days a week in your main placement school where you will be:
- part of the school community from the very start
- assigned a skilled and knowledgeable Subject Mentor to support and guide you
- introduced to the practice of teaching in a structured way, building up your teaching experience and timetable at a pace that matches your individual progress.
In addition to your main placement you will have:
- A six week second placement
- experiences in Primary, KS5 and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) settings
- experience of a Pupil Referral Unit
These will give you the opportunity to extend your practice and understand a wide variety of educational providers.
We have a multi-layered approach to ensuring that you are supported as an individual to develop into the best teacher you can be through your:
- Link Tutor
- Professional Mentor
- Pastoral Tutor
- Individual Care Plan (if appropriate)
- Individual Support Plan
We use continuous assessment throughout the year to ensure that you are on track to be awarded your QTS. Mentors feedforward on your development in the classroom, with your own electronic Portfolio providing an overview of your progress.
The PCGE goes hand-in-hand with your training towards QTS. It is assessed through three written assessments spaced throughout the course.
By engaging with both educational theory and practice, we aim to develop your identities as creative and reflective practitioners, collaborative colleagues and professional teachers.
At the end of the year, you will have been supported through the application and interview process to secure your first teaching position.
For further information please click here to visit the i2i website