The Bracknell Forest Partnership teacher training programme gives you the opportunity to experience life in a school whilst working towards gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The programme is a one-year school based full-time route into teaching that, alongside classroom teaching, includes lesson observation, training within a host and second school; partnership based training days and time spent at the University of Reading.
With Bracknell Forest schools you will have the opportunity to experience teaching all age and ability groups. Our schools have very good facilities and access to technology, including interactive whiteboards,
At your host school you will be assigned a learning mentor, a qualified, experienced teacher who will work alongside you and support your professional development. You will meet with them at regular intervals throughout the year to review your individual training plan and to set professional development targets. Being based in the school you are surrounded by experts and there is always someone to ask for help advice or just to discuss your learning. You can also network with previous years trainees.
One morning a week will be spent on professional studies, where experts from across the partnership schools will offer you an insight into particular topics that will help you as a teacher, either developing your own skills, or enabling you to better understand the needs of your pupils. Training will either take place internally or you will train with all School Direct trainees in one of the other partnership schools.
As a qualified teacher, in your first year you will have the opportunity to partake in a structured Induction Programme to enable you to consolidate your learning and take your teaching to a new level you can also elect to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
We have excellent facilities for English teaching in the partnership and it is a very popular subject at GCSE and A-level.
Across the partnership, different courses and exam boards are followed, including GCSE, iGCSE and the English Baccalaureate; there are a plethora of opportunities and experiences to facilitate your development and career prospects.
A variety of teaching methods and an abundance of resources facilitate inspirational lessons in which students develop their English skills and enjoyment of the subject.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in the delivery of a variety of extra-curricular activities offered.