Do you want to develop an excellent knowledge and understanding of working with children in a primary setting?
Do you want to gain invaluable skills to work with children who need extra support?
We’re excited to introduce our Primary (5-11) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) teacher training programme, a route for those interested in primary/special education and SEND. Through this route, you’ll begin a career that makes a difference, in mainstream or specialist provision, working alongside expert teachers within inclusive environments. You’ll have the opportunity to work across a range of settings, developing expertise in supporting all learners, while enhancing your knowledge of teaching pupils with SEND. By the end of this course, you will be recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS) enabling you to teach in a primary or special school. For those interested in becoming a future SENCO, this route provides a solid foundation on which to begin.
A combination of weekly centre-based training and school-based experience working alongside expert practitioners/mentors at the CLF SCITT will give you an excellent start to your teaching career. You’ll develop skills and techniques that can be applied in your placement school with the support of other colleagues.
The CLF SCITT curriculum provides a balance between educational theory and cognitive research with classroom-based practice and application. We have developed a well-sequenced, interleaved and progressive approach where trainees’ knowledge and skills build throughout the year.
Successful completion leads to the award of QTS and the opportunity to gain Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s level credits. This is delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University who deliver face-to-face training at the SCITT in Bristol and provide online tutor support.
Professionalism and personal refection are expected as well as being proactive, taking responsibility for your own learning and progress. Professional learning conversations with mentors and experts provides regular opportunities to guide and support this as well as supporting links between centre and school-based provision and learning.
Core pedagogy is further explored through the lens of the subject with a focus on subject knowledge, subject pedagogy, pupil progression and attitudes.
Additional features of the programme are:
- September Induction fortnight
- Intensive school-based practice weeks
- SEND enrichment training
- School Experience all year round including two core placements
- Learning in collaboration with Early Years, Primary and Secondary trainees
- Cross-phase and complimentary experience
- CLF wide CPD opportunities/Conferences in addition to centre-based training
- Employment support