The Training Programme is designed around the ITT Core Content Framework and the needs of individual trainees, so that trainees learn and develop high quality professional knowledge, skills and understanding. The training programme also has key elements. All trainees then learn how to develop that learning with a range of opportunities to underpin their practice.
You’re in school from the first day of term, seen as a staff member by everyone. You’re in one school four days a week to the end of the school year, spending Spring half term at a contrasting school. One day a week you’ll be at our central venue alongside other trainees, sharing and learning from each other’s experiences. Our model enables you to experience a full year in school and fully appreciate the demands/rewards that brings.
Working alongside a mentor, trainees evaluate their ongoing level of knowledge, skills and experience and record this development in their weekly Reflective Journal. This will involve observing outstanding practitioners teachers and training activities leading to delivering whole class teaching.
Your core training is extremely diverse from theoretical input to observing excellent practice. We support our trainees throughout their training year, enabling them to be fully prepared for teaching during their training and beyond.
We’re one of a few providers who are fully supported by their local authority learning partners specialising across different education areas.
Our moderation report (2023) said…
4.3 High-quality mentoring provides trainees with excellent support throughout their training year. There is a clear culture of rich, professional dialogue between trainees and mentors that is both reflective and developmental. Mentors support trainees to identify next steps, focusing on the precise detail that is necessary so that trainees fully understand what they need to do to improve their practice. Mentors identify ‘actions’ and ‘success criteria’. In the main, this ensures that trainees have a clear understanding of what to improve and exactly how to do it.
Secondary trainees will also benefit from 15 Subject days, giving them the opportunity to further enhance their subject knowledge. By the end of the training year they will be fully equipped to deliver their subject from Year 7 to 11 including the GCSE specifications.
In order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) trainees have to be judged competent against the Teacher Standards.
Formative assessment comprises of;
– 6 Half-termly Tutor visit reports
– 3 termly Assessment Point reports
– 2nd placement Assessment Point report
– 2 SCITT tasks and 2 Assignments
– Weekly mentor meeting with targets set
We work hard to create a reduced workload approach to assessment, basing many of our judgements on professional dialogue – not paper trails. Assessment is based upon day-to-day practice and should complement your teaching and reduce the amount of additional work required.