RCTTP is extremely well established and has been successfully training teachers for over 15 years. Throughout this time we have worked in close partnership with many primary and secondary schools in order to provide a high quality programme of training. We currently work with over 30 partnership schools throughout Redcar and Cleveland, Middlesbrough, East Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
Trainees have a ‘host school’. The majority of the trainee’s time is spent in the host school which enables them to build strong relationships with
colleagues and pupils, maintain continuity of teaching and fully become part of a school; trainees develop a sense of belonging and are immersed in school life.
The second school placement takes place in a block of 6-8 weeks in the Spring term. For Primary trainees this placement will be in a different Key Stage to the one they are placed in at their host school. Following the second school placement trainees then return to their host school for the remainder of their training year.
During the first half-term trainees are not expected to teach. Time will be spent observing experienced colleagues and learning about
the craft of the classroom. In the second half of the Autumn term trainees will teach a 30% timetable. The teaching commitment increases to 50% in the Spring term and 70% in the Summer term of the training year.
All primary trainees have a school based Mentor who may also be the Class Teacher.
Secondary trainees have a Professional Mentor who oversees training and a Subject Mentor who will focus on the development of subject knowledge.
In addition to school-based Mentors, all trainees have a Partnership Tutor, an experienced, expert practitioner external to the school who will visit the host school on a regular basis.
The Course Leaders provide pastoral and academic support for all trainees.