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. We have designed a high-quality Curriculum that will ensure you have access to the content of the Core Content Curriculum and will have the evidence to judge you against the Teachers’ Standards to award QTS. You will be supported in learning how to assess pupil progress and how to use the results of your assessments 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.
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.