All trainees have two school placements and will teach in both Tadcaster Grammar School and Sherburn High School.
Sherburn Maths are a top performing department who recently won the North Yorkshire Teaching Award ‘Department of the Year’. They are an energetic, motivated department which consistently secures amazing progress scores at GCSE and A level.
Tadcaster Grammar School Maths Faculty is a large, successful and experienced Faculty that strives to support students of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential.The Faculty’s results at both GCSE and A-Level (Maths and Further Maths) are well above the national average.
The two periods of teaching experience are approximately 12 weeks in length. Each teaching block is preceded by a developmental phase of structured preparation. This involves observing experienced teachers working with individual pupils, working with groups of pupils, team teaching, and eventually taking responsibility for whole lessons.
In their practical teaching, trainees are advised and guided by their subject mentors in schools, including lesson observations some of which may be joint observations with tutors from the Universtiy.
Trainees each have a Journal and Profile Document in which they and their mentors record their development. This document is both formative and summative because you use it throughout your training and it also contains two sections for completion at the end of each major period of teaching.
Trainees in the STAR Teaching School Alliance will also have access to whole school staff development, which has an excellent reputation of developing teachers. This staff development is based on sound National and International research, whilst still recognising the needs of the students in our care. The schools also offer bespoke small group ITT training, which is tailored to individual needs and is career stage appropriate.