As a school based provider of initial teacher training, the CTSN SCITT is very much grounded in the life of its local schools. The tutors on the course are expert, practising teachers and, from the beginning of the course, trainees will spend four days a week (Monday – Thursday) in school and attend Core Training on Fridays, either in Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds.
Whilst in school, trainees will have some teaching, which will increase throughout the year, but also have plenty of time to get involved in other training activities: observing experienced teachers; working with students in smaller groups, one-to-one tutoring; time for assessment & planning; reading, writing & research into effective learning and teaching.
Every trainee will have a dedicated subject specialist mentor, with whom training is planned and evaluated at weekly mentor meetings; these meetings are the hub of the school based training.
Most of the Core Training on Fridays will look at issues in learning & teaching common to all trainees, but there are also regular (approx. monthly) subject afternoons to look at more subject specific pedagogy.
In addition, each trainee will be assigned to one of the senior tutor team, who act as personal tutors throughout the course.
This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE.
For further details please follow the link to CTSN SCITT.