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 Religious Studies.
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 RS.
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.
The RS curriculum varies in different schools. We will involve you with experiences beyond your subject so you are confident in all levels of the role of a RS teacher, ready to begin your career. We are happy to involve you also with the teaching of PSHE, if desired, to also help support your employability and we will link you to subject networks to maximise opportunities for your students.
Our course also provides a PGCE for all trainees based upon 4 written modules, a folder of evidence and feedback on classroom performance. Trainees also gain 60 level 7 credits (at M level).