Tudor Grange is a provider with a long-established track record committed to training values-driven, child-centred, knowledgeable, creative, reflective and adaptive professionals from diverse backgrounds to support the long-term needs of the education sector. The content and structure of the course has been established to meet this core purpose.
At the start of the programme in September, you will have two weeks of intensive training which will focus on the core areas of teaching such as behaviour management and lesson planning. You will have a further two weeks of intensive training later in the year.
When you are in your school placement, you will spend your time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons and learning how to teach and plan lessons and throughout the year practise your own teaching. You will work closely with a highly skilled and knowledgeable mentor, alongside other colleagues, who will also receive support and training from Tudor Grange ITT.
Your weekly training day is designed in collaboration with Teach First’s expert curriculum designers and sequenced to make sure you are focused on the areas of teaching that are most relevant to that point in the year. The training will include a mixture of online and face-to-face elements and will ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a great teacher, gain your Qualified Teacher Status and your PGCE.
The programme also includes a six-week placement in another school starting in January. You will also spend time working with children of a different age, this may mean spending time in a nursery, a primary
school, a secondary school or in post-16, depending on your specialism. You may also have an opportunity to experience short placements in Additional Resource Provision (ARP) during this six-week period. These experiences will ensure you have a broad experience of teaching in different schools and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.
At the end of the programme, you will have the foundational knowledge and skills to become an effective Early Career Teacher alongside achieving a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.