On this course you will learn how to develop your subject knowledge in the context of the primary curriculum, within your chosen age phase.
We will support you as you explore ways of translating your subject knowledge in to effective and engaging learning activities. Throughout your training year you will encounter and explore different methods for using your knowledge and enthusiasm to grow into a teacher whose work inspires young minds.
We will involve you in developing your own understanding of the structure of the primary curriculum, and you will learn how to use this as the basis from which to build consistently strong lessons. You will learn the craft of lesson planning, creating learning-centred activities alongside a clear vision for how young minds learn. You will be supported in learning how to assess pupil progress and how to use the results of your assessments in order to refine your lessons. All our programmes help trainee teachers to channel their enthusiasm for their age phase specialism into lessons which are grounded in key principles of the curriculum and a commitment to see pupils achieve. You will explore how data is used in education to monitor and plan for progress.
Importantly, you will also come to share our vision of how primary teaching contributes to the lives of development of young learners and prepares them for their schooling ahead. As with all our programmes, you will learn a range of strategies for promoting and securing excellent behaviours for learning which have achievement and self-confidence at their core.
Your school-based experience will be underpinned by a professional development programme. You will grow your understanding of the teaching profession and the key issues which shape educational provision for young people. The programme provides you with constant opportunities to reflect on your professional practice and to acquire a depth of professional understanding of teaching, learning and assessment as outlined in the Core Content Framework.
Throughout the programme, you will be supported by your mentor who will be a primary specialist who understands your needs and with whom you can work in partnership to ensure you have a fantastic and fulfilling year.
Individuals will not automatically be placed within our school. Placements are co-ordinated through the NTTC and are based on where we know we are able to offer excellent mentoring and great opportunities to develop knowledge of the primary curriculum with a special focus on Maths.
All trainees follow a programme of 4 days per week in school and 1 day at college. You will be placed at a minimum of two schools during the year which will offer you contrasting experiences of education in our region.
All trainees will gain experience teaching Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
You will have achieved a good class in your degree. In addition you will have a C / 4 or above in Science, English and Mathematics at GCSE.
Candidates should also hold either a A level in Maths or have credits from their degree which cover Maths subjects.
Most importantly, you will be able to demonstrate why you want to work with young children and prove your commitment to the primary sector.
Candidates for this course could be eligible for a Teaching bursary of £6,000 to support them throughout their training. To receive the bursary, you’ll need an A level in Maths at grade B or above (or equivalent).
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
Working closely with our partner schools across the region, Norfolk Teacher Training Centre and the Wensum Junior Partnership offers age 3 to 11 experience across a broad range of schools. We provide a tailor-made route in to teaching with our school based programme. Our well qualified and motivated mentors are at the heart of our programmes, offering the opportunity to develop curriculum knowledge alongside engaging classroom activities.
We offer 3 routes to Primary QTS, Primary Teaching Apprenticeships, Primary with Mathematics School Direct (fee-funded) and Primary School Direct (fee-funded).
What are we looking for?
We are looking for resilient people who can show that they are committed to working with young people and joining the teaching profession with expertise in Mathematics. You will need to have an A level in maths to be suitable for this course.
If your previous professional experience is directly related to working with young learners, we want to hear from you.
How we select our trainees:
Normally, Interviews will be held at City College Norwich and will involve candidates in a full day of activities designed to test suitability to teach. Candidates will be asked to take part in an interview task, group exercises and have a one to one interview. You will receive a brief from us so you know what to prepare for your interview. With Covid19 restrictions we may need to interview you online. We will ask you to prepare a 10-minute activity to present to us and then ask you formal questions to help us decide if you are suitable for Teacher Training. We strongly believe that interviews should be a two-way process, so we aim to give you as much information on NTTC as possible and answer the questions we know you will have.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Working with City College Norwich we are able to work closely with all our learners to ensure that all needs are supported in an atmosphere of inclusivity. If you have any special needs, please talk to us in confidence during your interview and we will ensure that the most appropriate and individualised learning plan is put in place.
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