As a SCITT, the CTT partnership of schools currently comprises 17 good and outstanding schools based in and around West Cumbria.
Our partner schools are all located on the fringe of the Lake District, adjacent to some of the most beautiful parts of the country. All of the CTT schools are located within a 40 minute drive of the training centre in Workington. Some of our schools are difficult to reach via public transport, so placements are organised with an awareness of your travel capabilities.
A strength of our programme is the opportunity for trainees to engage with a diverse range of teaching and training experiences. The school catchments are contrasting, with schools covering urban areas, small towns and very rural regions.
During the Autumn term trainees will undertake subject based, research focused, mini-placements on the core subjects, concluding the Autumn term with an extended placement of 4 weeks.
During the Spring term trainees will undertake subject based, research focused, mini-placements on the foundation subjects, concluding the Spring term with an extended placement of 5 weeks.
The final school based extended placement will take place during the Summer term and is 10 weeks.
In all placements you will be supported by expert colleagues/mentors in the delivery of your lessons. The first extended placement will focus on the core subject areas. The second placement will further develop your teaching of the core subject areas and also foundation subjects. In the third placement you will develop your teaching skills in all areas, moving towards full time teaching by the end of the placement.
You will also experience strategic facility teaching opportunities.