This is a 5-11, full-time or part-time, QTS with PGCE course (with a specialism in SEND) This is a course for those aspiring to work with children with additional needs. You will receive specialist training and will undertake placements in both mainstream and special schools.
During the programme you will spend at least 120 days in schools and around 70 days in out-of-school training. Our training is designed by a highly qualified team of senior teachers and leading academics and is primarily based in school. The training is regularly adjusted to meet your emerging needs and to respond to the ever-changing education landscape ensuring that you are learning at the cutting edge of research and best practice.
Training at the Centres
In these sessions, you will be learning and practising your craft before teaching in the classroom. The training days include sessions in all National Curriculum subjects and associated areas, plus dedicated sessions for professional studies, SEND and inclusion, children’s mental health, behaviour and voice. We offer two training centres in Essex (Witham and Southend) and give you access to all Anglia Ruskin’s facilities.
Training in School
Evidence shows that the best learning comes from training alongside the highest quality teachers, and with us, you benefit from a significant amount of real school experience as you work alongside the best teachers in our area.
We offer free additional training in Special Educational Needs and Disability, Early Years Foundation Stage, Leadership, PE, English and Mathematics.
Throughout the programme, you will be regularly assessed and supported by both school mentors and SCITT-based tutors to ensure you make the maximum progress to become the best teacher that you can be.
Successful trainees are awarded QTS and also have the opportunity to study for a PGCE during the first two terms by submitting a written assignment and a classroom-based research project. The excellent team at Anglia Ruskin will be on hand throughout to offer support.
We have an exceptionally well-regarded support programme in place for all trainees. You will be assigned your own personal tutor, who will visit you in school and at the base, and a class and school mentor whose role it is to train and support you in school.
‘The partnership ensures that trainees are well prepared for teaching … Headteachers confirm that NQTs are well prepared for the role of teacher.’ Ofsted 2016