The Primary (5-11) QTS with PGCE programme will immerse trainees in the primary classroom and provide opportunity to explore how the Primary curriculum is developed. You will examine the intent, implementation and impact of the Primary Curriculum throughout your training period.
Our programme runs for a minimum of 37 weeks; you will generally spend four days per week in school and one day per week accessing training.
Our training 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.
Trainees selecting this route will also complete a 60 credit Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with our partner Cumbria University. Online study modules will include:
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.