The Teaching Futures course is a specialist career-changer only salaried route. Teaching Futures is part of Lighting up Learning, a specialist group of teaching professionals focused on changing the way people think about leading and learning.
Career-changers are people who have worked continuously for at least three years and do not hold a UK teaching qualification. It is a highly practical route very much focused on practice-based training in schools from the end of August to end of June, although those trainees offered jobs are expected to work until the end of the academic year.
Our course is Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only route without PGCE.
Having personal experience of being career-changers we understand the implications of leaving an existing profession. Our course is tailored to up-skill trainees quickly and assumes participants have no teaching experience however, previous experience of being in schools is required.
We are committed to diversifying the next generation of role models, teachers and leaders entering the profession from groups such as BME and men in Primary.
Trainees spend Fridays in our training space or different settings around Bristol such as museums or sports centres, receiving training from specialists. Monday to Thursday, trainees are in one school and one classroom for the majority of the year, aiming to become the class teacher before Easter at the latest. There is a short placement in another setting during Term 3.
Many of our partner schools use Curious-city, a localised, enquiry-led version of the National Curriculum. We use our Curious-city partnerships and specialists across the region to deliver a distinct, unique and practical experience.
Schools looking to appoint Teaching Futures Salaried School Direct trainees are interested in growing their own teachers. Being trained in Curious-city, mastery-led learning and cognitive development means our trainees are in prime position to gain posts as Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) on successfully obtaining QTS. It also means our relationship with trainees continues into their NQT year.
Our entire programme, from developing subject knowledge to mentoring is delivered by practicing teachers/headteachers. We are a satellite of the CLF Institute, we have chosen to work together as they are dedicated to creating confident, skilled professionals and we are pedagogically aligned. Whilst the Teaching Futures course is distinct, trainees will have many opportunities to meet and work with participants from other courses.
More information on the Teaching Futures course is available here lightinguplearning