The National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS), led by Wycombe High School, offers high quality specialist teacher training. School placements are in an extensive network of state and independent schools, clustered around each of our Regional Training Hubs. The course is offered Full or Part Time - please see our website for further details on Part Time options.
Because we only offer training in Maths and Physics, you will benefit from a bespoke programme focused on your subject, with enhanced specialist subject knowledge and pedagogical training to ensure your career gets off to a flying start. Trainees will gain teaching experience with students aged 11-16 and sixth form.
To prepare for their ITT year, all trainees are required to attend our 3 day Induction Course (24-26 August 2021) at Headington School in Oxford.
Subject Knowledge and Professional Studies training is delivered by tutors who have been chosen because of the high quality of their own teaching practice and experience. These weekly sessions will be delivered in your local Hub School and will develop your subject specific pedagogical skills and theories of education. Trainees will be individually supported by a mentor from their placement school who they will meet weekly to discuss progress and offer support.
The NMAPS programme allows trainee teachers to develop an understanding of their pupils, the education system in England today and to experience first-hand collaboration between the state and independent sectors.
During the spring term we would expect all our trainees to be making good progress towards the Teachers’ Standards and be on track to achieve QTS. Trainees will build an on-line portfolio of evidence to show the progress they have made, using our bespoke programme.
On successful completion of the training year, trainees are awarded QTS by NMAPS and a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) by The University of Buckingham, England’s only independent university and top in three National rankings.
The programme also provides regular professional networking and social opportunities, based in English cities including London, throughout the PGCE training year and beyond. Links with key professional associations, including The Institute of Physics, The Mathematical Association and The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) will provide on-going high quality professional development.
The trainees’ relationship with NMAPS does not end with gaining QTS and a PGCE; former trainees continue to benefit from a range of alumni events and career support.