This is an employment-based route. The student teacher is employed by the training school and registered as a part-time student at the University of Hertfordshire. Student teachers on this route are ineligible for training bursaries.
You will spend four days a week training in a Danes Educational Trust: The Partnership school. Training begins at the start of the calendar school year. One day per week will be assigned for university-led study (lectures, seminars and tutorials).
University-led sessions will run every week and will include lectures, seminars and workshops where active participation is encouraged. Collaboratively, you will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a team of practising teachers who lead key sessions and support with school-based training as classroom expertise is developed.
No in-school assessments are set. Instead, you are assessed on your developing practice through observed lessons and structured feedback.
A specialist mentor will be provided in school and protected time will be afforded (1 hour per week).
A Professional Mentor will quality assure the training provision and liaise directly with the university.
Our schools offer the experience of teaching across two key stages with an additional option to gain experience of post- 16 within Trust secondary schools.
You are allocated to one main school for your training year but will have the opportunity to teach in a contrasting setting for one half term (approximately 6 weeks) in order to broaden your experience. This process is managed in partnership with Trust schools and the university.