We guarantee that trainee’s placement will be within their locality - we work hard to ensure that trainees do not have to travel too far.
After the interview, the availability of places in the trainee’s local area will be discussed. Trainees will then visit local schools, so they can choose which suits them the best and the schools can select a trainee that matches their needs.
Following a successful school visit, your host school will be agreed with you. We would encourage all trainees to develop their relationship with their host school and visit them as much as you feel able to, so you get to know one another, before the course starts. The more the trainee gets to know the systems and routines of the host school, the smoother the transition can be at the start of the training year and the trainee will feel more settled.
Placement schools are guaranteed to be within your locality (e.g if you live in Grantham, your school placements will be in Grantham); a full Schools lists can be found here and is being updated regularly: https://www.eoettc.com/school-partnerships . If you are from an area where we don’t have an existing partnership, please contact us as we may have historic relationships with schools in your area and are always looking to expand the schools in our partnership.
If you have a school that is willing to support you, we will happily welcome new schools into the partnership - contact us to discuss options further.
As the course is school based you will have 2 placements; your host school, and a 6 week second school placement. We follow the ‘ABA’ model, meaning you start in your host school, complete your second school visit and then return to your host school.
You will also undertake a 1 week special school/inclusion experience.
Whilst the course is a Primary (3-11) course, you will have the choice of choosing to specialise in 3-7 years (EYFS & KS1) or 5-11 years (KS1 & 2) or even 7-11 (KS2 only). Your teaching experiences will take place within this chosen age range.