Throughout our rigorous and innovative, hands-on school-based initial teacher training programme you will study teaching in the Primary age range 5-11 with a self-selected curriculum development focus.
Our programme runs for a minimum of 37 weeks; you will spend four days per week in school and one day per week attending training seminars.
Our practical and hands-on training seminars will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of national statutory frameworks including; Primary National Curriculum, Assessment and Keeping Children Safe in Education. Additionally, you will benefit from training linked to; theories of teaching and learning, mental health, outdoor learning, working with children with EAL, SEN/D, parents, Ofsted etc. Our training ensures that you will have the most up to date knowledge, based on the most recent and relevant research which underpins all of our training, ensuring that you are able to integrate current theory into your classroom on a daily basis.
The training seminars are generally delivered at our training suite in Skelmersdale, however, our trainees benefit from off-site training on occasion. Additionally, we work closely with partners in Harrow and all of our trainees are offered the opportunity to benefit from an Enhancement placement in Harrow where they will further develop skills in teaching children with EAL.
Training placements are carefully selected to suit your training needs and you will undertake 2 significant and sustained placements in 2 contrasting schools across 2 different key stages as follows:
- Primary 5-11 programme - KS2 and KS1 placements.
These training placements will enable you to develop strong skills and competencies against the Teachers’ Standards at 2 key stages, resulting in you being in high demand as you seek your first teaching post.
Our training programme does not assess what you ‘write about teaching’, we believe you should be assessed, doing what you do best…… teaching children in the classroom! Your progress will be monitored through:
- Regular assessments of your teaching and learning
- Regular reviews of how you meet the Teachers’ Standards
- Summative assessments at the conclusion of each placement.
With over 8 years experience delivering school based ITT, we are delighted that schools ‘seek out’ our trainees as NQT resulting in our impressive employment rate.