This Primary course focuses on the age group 5-11 years across special school and maintained school provision. The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We work with University of Hull to provide trainees with the option to undertake a PGCE (This decision is made at the start of the programme).
Our aim is to provide a realistic on the job experience which fully prepares you for the teaching profession. Training is predominantly school based and you will spend approximately 160 days in school. Your host school, where you will spend the majority of your training will be a special school. You will spend the equivalent of a term in a mainstream Primary school. You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor with further support from your School ITT-coordinator and SCITT tutors.
You will undertake a wide range of school tasks which will include significant opportunities to observe a range of teaching approaches in your host school and schools across our partnership. You will be asked to reflect and record your learning in relation to these tasks. These will be referred to in training discussions and feedback rather than submitted and marked in the traditional essay manner, as always our practice is based upon recent research regarding marking and feedback.
You will work with your mentor to engage in a combination of team teaching, small group work and whole class teaching that is both unobserved and observed. All of which are developmental and highly focussed upon the right training and advice, given at the right time.
Core provides a comprehensive introduction to the wide range of Curriculum areas and pedagogy needed to become an excellent Primary school teacher. We ensure that this training is provided by current practitioners therefore ensuring that theory is supported by current practice. Where possible our trainers will conduct their sessions in school. Our PE trainer will invite you into her school wearing you PE kit ready to observe and engage in training opportunities with pupils and peers.
Half termly assessments are based upon reviewing the progress of the children you have been teaching. This is evidenced through lesson observation and pupil’s outcomes which are used to identify your achievements and future targets. This process is based upon the current accountability systems in our partnership schools.