This Ofsted Outstanding School Direct course, leading to QTS and a full PGCE, is for trainee teachers with a particular interest in working in faith schools. Trainees on the CTK SD route will have an opportunity to take a teaching placement in a faith school.
Trainees undertaking this programme will opt to specialise in either Early Primary (3-7 years) or Primary (5-11 years). Specialising in an age range leads to accelerated progress and learning for trainees. It is important to note that specialising in one age range does not preclude you from teaching across the age ranges of primary school.
All trainees benefit from attending all the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT Early Primary or Primary training sessions alongside trainees on other SCITT and School Direct programmes.
Training sessions take place in bespoke training rooms within schools. Sessions are dynamic and engaging. Each of the 30-35 trainees quickly become known as unique individuals so SCITT trainers and management can mould training and select placements to fit each individual’s needs, working exactly as skilled teachers do with their pupils. This is a key strength of our programme, making the training personalised so that trainees are challenged and supported at every step in becoming the best teacher they can be.
The SCITT trainers are all leading experts in their fields, charismatic and passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. They include excellent practitioners from partner schools and consultants who will ensure trainees will swiftly establish an understanding of learning and developmental progression and how these are fundamental in teaching in foundation stage / KS1 or KS1/KS2.
Central training includes days spent working with exceptional teachers and their pupils, in exceptional partnership schools, so all trainees are exposed to best practice in teaching creatively and effectively. We want future pupils to love learning and our future teachers to love teaching!
An integral part of the courses is a full University of Leicester PGCE, with Masters Level credits. Trainees complete the equivalent of two 5000 word assignments within this internationally recognised PGCE award, receiving additional training at the University and are recognised as students of the University. This includes access to the library, sports and learning support facilities.
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