This 3-7 Primary course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). You will train across the 3-7 age range.
This course is designed to give you breadth of teaching experience through having placements in both EYFS and KS1 and working in different schools within our cluster.
The course is split into 3 phases which you spend in two contrasting schools. You will experience teaching in EYFS and KS1 so that you have breadth of knowledge and experience of primary school teaching and learning.
You will have time to observe good practice in the classroom through working closely with the class teacher. You will also get the opportunity to observe other members of staff within school if there are any areas/subjects you feel you would like to develop or anything that is of particular interest to you. This will ensure you have the knowledge and understanding to make your teaching the best it can possibly be.
All class teachers that you will be working with will have received mentor training within the cluster in collaboration with Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT to ensure they know how to deliver feedback that is appropriate, provide ongoing support and to aid your ongoing development.
Your school mentor will observe you on a regular basis and offer timely feedback to help you develop your skills in the teaching and learning process. For quality assurance purposes, the mentors will work closely within the cluster of schools and Bradford Birth to 19.
High quality training is delivered by school-based experts in a range of schools across the city of Bradford and beyond. Our curriculum is delivered sequentially and effectively, leading to outstanding experiences for our trainees in preparation for their early career. Training delivery is supported by current research from The Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER).
Each phase of training focuses on a specific area of the curriculum;
Creating a climate for learning
How pupils learn
Developing quality pedagogy
Preparing for ECT year
Assessment is ongoing and is carried out across both placement schools.
At the end of the course trainees will be assessed against the Teacher Standards to gain their QTS.