HTTP SCITT training allows teachers to have a gradual start to teaching. You will begin the course with intensive observation in your subject area and a focus on your subject curriculum, developing the necessary awareness, skills and understanding of what it means to be a great teacher of Biology.
At HTTP, we pride ourselves on the personalised support available in our programme. You will complete a Subject Knowledge Audit in our summer induction, prior to starting the course. This allows our subject leaders time to personalise the fortnightly subject development sessions based on your needs and the gaps in your foundation knowledge.
It is our aim to develop three branches in your training year: your understanding of how students’ learn; your subject knowledge development 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 predict sound lesson outcomes.
We will develop your skills to be a reflective practitioner and how to 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 subject mentor; our feedback is regular, concise and specialised to ensure you become an excellent teacher of Biology.
Fortnightly subject leader sessions take place in our Partner schools; they provide opportunities for you to look at expert books, teaching strategies, plans and for our subject leaders to model teaching, ready for you to emulate. We believe that teaching is a passion and a craft; we will help you find your teacher identity to become the best practitioner you can be.
At key stage 3, local schools will have different resources and schemes of work. We aim to expose you to develop as many skills as possible and to support you teaching elements of Physics and Chemistry if your placement school teaches a combined programme. We will support you to close your gaps and develop your skills in all areas of Science teaching to ensure you are highly effective and highly employable. Our SKE provider will also allow you to develop your knowledge beyond the Biology curriculum.
We provide a PGCE for all trainees based upon 2 written modules, a viva and an e-portfolio of evidence. Trainees also gain 60 level 7 credits (at M level).