Our programme prepares our trainees to be excellent teachers to enable them to deliver high quality, purposeful and inclusive learning experiences, inspiring a love of learning and successful outcomes.
Salaried trainees may have responsibility for their own class and may be expected to teach a higher percentage of the teaching timetable compared to an non-salaried trainee.
This is achieved through:
A school-based programme where trainees work alongside expert colleagues four days a week
Trainees develop their knowledge and understanding of teaching through a weekly professional studies day delivered at the regional training centre or through remote learning
All training is underpinned by current high-quality evidence and research
The General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom
Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being
A two-week induction programme which provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe expert colleagues in preparation for teaching
Dedicated mentor support throughout the programme with weekly observations and mentor meetings where targets are set to support a trainee’s development
Primary subject and curriculum knowledge support from expert practitioners
Experience and understanding of the key stages on either side of the training programme.
Course assignments are designed to help trainees demonstrate they have met the curriculum through planning, preparation and assessment of pupils. The programme is assessed through continual course work; there are no final exams.
Applicants apply for their preferred school where they will spend the majority of their training year.
Trainees are required to complete a second (B) placement as part of training.
The second placement (B) will be for a minimum of four to six weeks in a contrast key stage and setting. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.
Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at the allocated training hub for primary (The Atkins Centre, Sidcup) or via online training sessions.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
Find out about the different
ways to train
if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.