Following a 'Welcome & Induction Day', main school placements start on the first day of the new school year.
In the first term, three days every week are spent in school although when, and how, you start teaching is carefully planned with your class teacher.
A further day is set aside for home study towards a PGCE. You will complete two assignments (approximately 7500 words each) and produce evidence-based work for a training file. In addition to support from your placement school, you will have termly tutor visits to help ensure you are on track.
The fifth day is spent learning with your fellow trainees on our bespoke taught programme, covering a range of key curriculum areas and aspects of school life. This also provides a valuable opportunity to come together as a group and share learning experiences.
Following Christmas, you will undertake a shorter teaching placement in a school that contrasts with your main one. After approximately ten weeks, trainees return to their main placement. By the summer, the PGCE study will have been completed, allowing more time to hone school practice and consolidate teaching skills.
Here at Yeovil Area Teacher Training Alliance, we are very proud of our growing reputation as a quality provider of ITT; we do not wish to become a large enterprise. We really value the close working relationship we have with all our trainees and partnership schools. If you want a course with a proven track record of trainee satisfaction, excellent prospects for teaching within the area and one that doesn't involve long distance travel, then we are probably the one for you!
What our trainees say about us:
‘Choosing which ITT course to do is mind boggling…but I’m so glad I chose this one!’
'The taught programme was invaluable and really helped me reflect on and develop my own practice.’
‘I loved my placement school and felt like a member of staff from day one!’
‘The support I received throughout my course was fantastic.’
We look forward to receiving your application and encourage you find out more about us, either by viewing our websites, emailing us or paying us a visit.