Primary Early Years Course
“The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding. A fully comprehensive training programme is in place and ensures complete coverage of the primary curriculum.” Ofsted 2017
Our SCITT / School Direct training route provides all trainees with a blend of school experience underpinned by an innovative and thorough taught programme, leading to the award of QTS and a PGCE, with our partners Nottingham Trent University.
Trainees spend the greatest proportion of their time in school – please see ‘how placements work’.
Flying High Partnership/4 Derbyshire highly value early years practice, and are keen for all trainees, both general primary and early years to understand and value education from 3 – 11. For this reason, the two courses run closely together.
The taught programme is delivered by outstanding practitioners, who work as teachers in our schools and as leaders of their subjects for the partnership. This includes Early Years specific sessions as well as a wider view of English, Maths, Science, Teaching & Learning, Inclusion and the Foundation Subjects – all up to date theory and practice that is being used with high impact in our schools now. As practising teachers who also guide other schools, our trainers have a wealth of current experience and ideas that you can use. The taught days, alongside a range of fun and immersive opportunities, including our residential, will ensure that you remain motivated throughout the programme and driven to become an exceptional teacher:
“Laura, Tom and Cath inspired us throughout the programme, kept us going when things got hard and gave us new and innovative ideas to try in the classroom”- ILTT Trainee 2017/ 18.
Your progress across the course is supported and monitored by our highly experienced Professional Tutor team, including an Early Years specialist, who will give both pastoral and developmental support over the year, ensuring that you are able to make the most of all elements of the course.
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