Based at a beautiful Grammar School in the heart of Orpington in the London suburb of Bromley, you will train on a Tuition-Fee Schools Direct route.
This ITT course is a school-based, school-led, blended learning programme, comprising a sequenced balance of training and independent study provided by e-Qualitas. The eQ training approach includes core face to face days, subject specific and pedagogy blended learning resources, learning tasks and theory papers. Start dates are flexible as we have rolling recruitment and a cycle of training days starts each term for the group of full-time trainees starting then.
Our curriculum has a shared vision, is well sequenced and cohesively integrated in schools that prepares trainees for the reality of the classroom through sustainable workload and support. Mastery of the eQ ITT curriculum is at the heart, sequentially supporting trainee development through ‘learning that’ and’ learning how to’ across the core areas of behaviour management, classroom practice and adaptive teaching, subject knowledge and pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours. e-Qualitas has a comprehensive range of best practice research-based learning resources that come together as a coherent high-quality training offer for our trainees.
A trainee’s learning journey is based round Mastery of the eQ ITT curriculum including the DfE Core Content Framework (CCF). The ITT Core Content Framework has been designed to support trainee development in 5 core areas –behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours. The ITT Core Content Framework mirrors the Early Career Framework (ECF) and is congruent with the 8 Teachers’ Standards, Assessment.
Our trainees spend most of their time in school. They move from co-teaching with experienced staff to independent teaching (with support and advice from other teachers). Most trainees are teaching about a 50% timetable by a third of the way through their course, rising to 60% in the middle term, and rising again in the final term. A 6-week placement in a contrasting school usually takes place in the middle of the training period. Trainees typically attend about 10 training days plus phase/ subject specialist days in the centre (currently central London, Covent Garden). Some of these days are likely to be offered as blended virtual learning days going forward. There is a comprehensive VLE to support independent study, and pro-forma that can be used for lesson planning, observations, and to structure evaluative writing etc. A tutor from e-Qualitas visits for a whole day each half term.