We believe that the most effective path to becoming an outstanding teacher is a gradual one working alongside experienced classroom practitioners. The course is filled with support and opportunities to put what you’ve learnt into practice in stages. That’s why we’ve designed our course to give you as much class and school based experience as possible.
You will be based in two of our partner schools over the year. All of the schools within the partnership are based in Teesside and are Good and Outstanding.
Stage one – Introduction to teaching
You’ll spend your first few months in a Good or Outstanding Primary school. Each Friday you will receive professional development : delivered by expert teachers, currently teaching, and also by experienced professionals from Leeds Trinity University.
All of the training and professional development is delivered in school so you can see theory into practice.
Stages 2 and 3 - Developing Your Classroom teaching and Learning Skills
Late in the autumn term you will then move to your main school where you will spend the remainder of the year - working in contrasting key stages and contrasting year groups to give you as much experience as possible.
This professional support will help develop your understanding of teaching and learning, the curriculum and good practice and pedagogy.
Subject knowledge and applied pedagogy:
In these sessions, our subject teacher experts will give you a good understanding of what it means to teach across the curriculum. You’ll study the school curriculum, and understand how other expert teachers have taught it successfully. You will learn directly from them.You’ll also learn how to plan sequences of learning that address your pupils’ needs so that you can develop your practice and have a positive impact on their learning.
Throughout the course your experience and confidence will grow. Your school based mentors are always available for support and guidance.
Teaching is a challenging profession. Our aim is for you to be prepared for the challenges ahead so you will flourish in your careers.