Our school-centred initial teacher training (SCITT) programme facilitates a gradual start to teaching. You will begin the course by observing experienced teachers in both your subject area and beyond, spending time in your subject department focussing on the curriculum and therefore developing the necessary awareness, skills and understanding of what it means to be a great teacher of your subject.
At The Havering Teacher Training Partnership (HTTP), we pride ourselves on the personalised support available to trainees on our programme. You will complete a Subject Knowledge Audit in our summer induction, prior to starting the course in order to ensure that you know where your gaps are and so you can work with your Mentor and Subject Leader to plug these gaps.
Throughout the year you will develop your understanding of how students learn, your subject knowledge and your classroom practice. You will be expected to read current generic and subject specific pedagogy, so you are able to plan and sequence lessons with competence and achieve sound lesson outcomes for your students. We also encourage you to join your subject association and to network with other teachers of your subject to maximise your potential.
We will develop your skills so you become a reflective practitioner and can view your lessons through different lenses. You will be visited in your schools by your Subject Leader and your link Manager, as well as receiving weekly observations from your school mentor; our feedback is regular, concise, and specialised to ensure you fulfil your potential.
Subject leader sessions provide opportunities for you to develop your understanding of your subject and how to teach it. We believe that teaching is a craft that requires passion, and we will help you find your teacher identity to become the best practitioner you can be.
We provide a PGCE for all trainees based upon 2 written modules, a presentation, and a portfolio of evidence. Trainees also gain 60 level 7 credits (at M level) facilitating the opportunity to then go onto to complete a full Masters in the future.