Our ITT course starts in September 2023 and runs for the duration of the academic year. It is currently made up of 9 core-based training days, all delivered from a subject perspective, along with 9 additional subject-focused training days.
All our training currently takes place in central London and/or online.
By demonstrating that you have made good progress in all the curriculum areas, you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the end of the course.
You will be based in school and spend one day a week training with your cohort or online. Some of this will be self-directed study.
Our curriculum is taught in eleven areas, meeting the requirements of the CCF, in addition to striving to go beyond them, and is all underpinned by the Teachers Standards.
These 11 areas are:
- Evaluative Lesson Planning
- Evidence Informed
- Substantive and Disciplinary Knowledge
- How pupils Learn
- Adaptive Practices and Expertise
- Behaviour for Learning, Climate
- Pupil Progress
- Teacher as Professional
- Inclusion and Diversity
The course has been designed to cover practical science, including aspects of lab safety as well as making practical work effective. It also looks at misconceptions and how we can address these and ensure that they do not affect student understanding. Literacy and numeracy in science are also considered, enhanced by contributions from our ‘In Residence’ experts.
During subject specialism sessions we draw on expertise from our Medic in Residence and our Scientist in Residence to enhance understanding and teaching of ethical dimensions of biology, advances in biochemistry and practical applications of medical physics.
Our intent is to produce teachers who are:
- Confident professionals who reflect habitually.
- Intellectually curious
- Innovative and adaptable
- Cognisant of the professional responsibilities of a teacher
- Aware of their part in creating an equality of experience for all pupils.
We use an online learning management system to support independent study and formative assessment, in addition to a subject specialist tutor from e-Qualitas who visits for a half day each half term.