The course is designed specifically for working with children between the ages of 5-11. This course will provide you with a level 6 Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Orange Moon Education works closely in partnership with Bradford Birth to 19 School Centred Initial Teacher Training. During the placement in schools, you will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to be a newly qualified teacher. Throughout the course, we place particular emphasis on providing equal opportunities for all students working in a diverse, multi-ethnic society.
Important: Before applying for this course, you must ensure that you have the full support of a school or academy to facilitate your training. This may be a school you’re already working at, or have an existing relationship with.
A strength of the course is how theory and practice are related as a result of extensive time spent working with children in at least two placement schools. At least 120 days are school-based with support provided by experienced school mentors.
The course builds upon the subject knowledge and independent study skills that you will have already acquired as a graduate. Our school-based sessions are also concerned with the professional skills which all teachers need. Course tutors work closely with managers, mentors and teachers in our school to provide you with advice and support for the progressive development of your teaching expertise.
A large proportion of your teacher training will be in school, delivered by highly experienced, inspiring school teachers and leaders. School-based sessions consist of lectures, seminars tutorials, micro-teaching environments and observations of teaching in school. This is very much a practical course, where you learn by doing.
Assessment is carried out across two placements against the Teaching Standards. You will also have the opportunity to get the experience of working in an alternative key stage/provision or special school.
You will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, eventually leading to your work with full classes.
During your school placement, you will work alongside experienced teachers and mentors, who will provide advice and support. You will be introduced to your new role in stages, beginning with observation and work with individual pupils, then with small groups, leading to your work with full classes.