With the exception of approximately 60 days set aside for university-led training, home study towards your PGCE and our weekly taught programme (including additional training sessions in SEND), the majority of your time with us will be spent learning in our partnership schools.
In the autumn and summer terms, you will have mainstream teaching experience, with placements in Key Stages 1 and 2, in a school located in and around the Yeovil area.
In the spring term, it may be necessary to travel a little further afield for your special school placement. Special schools within our partnership are located in the following towns:
Within the constraints of the statutory ITT Criteria, we endeavour to take into account the distance between home and school when organising all placements.
Our trainees tell us, by being in schools from the very beginning of the autumn term, they quickly settle and establish themselves as part of the teaching team. Unlike many other ITT providers, our course runs right up to the last day of the school year, with the aim of giving you as much experience as possible and getting extra value from the course fee.
As most of our trainees secure employment before the end of the course, they have the option to transfer to their new school during the latter part of the summer term, offering the opportunity to settle in and prepare for having a class of their very own!