The training programme will have universal elements across all the nursery schools and will include additional elements based on individual specialities such as SEND and Speech, Language and Communication. A feature of the placement with PIPs is the opportunity to experience the expertise in all 8 Nursery Schools.
Our training programme will develop high levels of teaching skills and develop your understanding of the accurate assessment of pupil abilities to ensure the best outcomes for children across the Early Years into the primary age range. It will include outstanding opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in teaching and learning across all prime and specific areas of learning.
Your mentors are excellent teachers, undertaking regular and ongoing training programmes to further their own knowledge. This enables them to share these skills through feedback, coaching and classroom observations.
Teaching and assessment and university days
Depending on the route you take, assessments will be a mix of written assignments, case studies and one to one assessments of your teaching practice. You will be taught via lectures, seminars, tutorials, project work and group work. You will be in University for an average of 15 days during the full training year; the University will provide support with your education assignments and practice based research. You can train to be a Primary teacher on this route.
On the School Direct route your work-based learning will be based in the school. You will have a School Mentor and a University Tutor who will assess your written work and your teaching practice.
By following the School Direct model of teacher training with us you will become a knowledgeable practitioner across the Early Years and into the primary phase and be very attractive to future employers looking for an outstanding trainee.
If you choose the more widely available tuition route you will pay a tuition fee for your course and you will be eligible to apply for the many generous, tax-free government scholarships on offer.