This course is designed to enable you to become a successful teacher of psychology. The SCITT offers trainees the opportunity to work with outstanding teachers and experienced practitioners from day one of the course.
Over 150 days of the course will be spent in schools working alongside highly professional and well qualified colleagues. Specific subject knowledge training and audits will enable you to build up a strong knowledge of the psychology curriculum for Key stage 5, please note you will also be required to teach a second subject at Key Stage 4.
Trainee timetables are designed to increase in size and complexity over the training year, but trainees are supported at all times to ensure a balance between challenge and support is met.
This course is ideal for someone with experience of teaching psychology, the majority of training will take place in their home school with day release to a school to cover the key stage 4 element of the programme.
Trainees are assessed through their mentor and by SCITT.
Trainees reflect on a weekly basis, culminating in termly written reports produced jointly with mentors. This process is summarised through a moderation interview at the end of the course.
Throughout the course trainees receive face to face training in pedagogy and subject knowledge. This training is delivered by current practitioners and takes an evidence-informed approach to teaching and learning, enabling trainees to adapt their own learning for the context of their placement schools.
Whilst the majority of training takes place at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, some training will take place in partner schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.