Our training course starts in late August through to July. It has been designed by teachers to reflect the needs of the modern classroom.
After the interview day, we will meet with you to discuss your strengths and areas requiring further development and will set you tasks and a reading list to enable you to develop knowledge and skills before the course starts.
Our interactive workshops cover all the primary curriculum subjects in detail. We also have sessions on:
- Child Development and how children learn
- Planning and Assessment
- Behaviour Management and Special Educational Needs
- English as an Additional Language
- Teacher and the Law
- Voice Care
- School workload
- Opportunity to gain certificates in PE and Safeguarding recognised by the Teaching Professions
In addition to the benefits offered by all our cchool programmes, our Primary with Maths programme offers specific Maths tasks to develop an understanding of how to teach Maths effectively including:
- Observing the teaching of Maths across all years in the Primary Phase
- An understanding of the roles and responsibility of a Maths Subject Leader
- Reflections on the pedagogy of Maths and how children learn
- A critical understanding of the developments in the Maths Curriculum
- Face to face sessions focusing on different areas of Maths, including Maths Mastery, Leading Maths in the Primary School, National Curriculum requirements, the planning of Maths and end of Key Stage expectations.
All our sessions are based either at our training centre in Wickford or in neighbouring primary schools or via Zoom.
You will spend 75% of the course in school. Each week you will receive tutorials delivered by the Headteacher and your class mentor. These tutorials link to the workshops.
You will start undertaking structured observations of teachers followed by team teaching, part lesson then full lesson teaching.
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education – 60 Master credits)
In addition to QTS, trainees can study for a PGCE. All lectures are held at Bromfords School, Wickford or via Zoom.
Trainees need to pass 2 assignments of 5000 words each:
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Professional Studies and Research
This award is validated by the University of Suffolk.