NTTP English trainees will study towards a professional teaching qualification, achieving Qualified Teacher Status. The course requires a study of academic literature and completion of professional assignments, alongside two school based placements. The course is designed in line with the ITT Core Content Framework with focus on Behaviour Management, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Behaviours. By the end of the course trainee teachers must meet the Teachers Standards in full.
Whilst training with us you will explore a wide-ranging content, develop knowledge and skills which will enable you to become an effective and inspiring classroom practitioner across both English Language and Literature. The course prepares you to be able to teach both GCSEs.
You will become familiar with the importance of continuity and progression in English across Key Stages 2-4, discuss various models of schemes of work as exemplars of good practice and be encouraged to produce your own. Alongside this, the course encourages you to reflect on what constitutes an effective lesson before demonstrating your ability to apply this knowledge in practice.
You will receive a practice-led, hands-on experience. Trainees are supported by a Subject Based Tutor and Professional Tutor within school, and Lead Subject Mentor and Programme Facilitators from the NTTP SCITT. Subject Studies and General Professional Study sessions enhance your knowledge of teaching and learning and help to develop your pedagogy.
The majority of your course is spent in the classroom; working with dedicated professionals. This is the best place to learn the art of teaching. The programme is designed to suit you, with your strengths nurtured and your areas for development targeted, improved upon and monitored.
During your placements you will teach pupils in the 11 to 16 age range but you may have the opportunity to see post-16 teaching.
Subject Studies are delivered as twilight sessions throughout the course, so that you have the tools to succeed in your school placements. Sessions are delivered by your Lead Subject Mentor and other experienced teachers.
A selection of subject studies sessions are as follows:
- Planning lessons
- Adaptive teaching - EAL/SEND
- Managing behaviour in your classroom
- Teaching KS3
- Teaching GCSE
- Feedback (including making it manageable)
- Formative and Summative Assessment
- Sequencing topics across the curriculum
- Teaching A level
- Adaptive Teaching – Stretch & Challenge – making student think hard!