From September 2024: Full time route - We offer a one-year, 5 day a week, full-time course, teaching across the 5-11 age range with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCE upon successful completion.
Throughout the 38 weeks of school-based learning, trainees gain practical teaching experience across two age phases with schools who are part of our ITT partnership. Our one-school training approach also gives you the opportunity to build relationships with teachers, staff, and the wider school community.
Trainees work alongside and are supported by class mentors, who challenge them to become highly effective, fully qualified teachers.
For applicants who are interested in teaching in early years as a reception or nursery teacher or in SEND special schools, we can provide a more tailored experience to enrich your training in these areas - please make this intent clear in your personal statement.
From September 2024: Part time route - We offer a two-year, 3 day a week part-time course, teaching across the 5-11 age range with recommendation for QTS with PGCE upon successful completion.
Assessment and Selection meetings will take place in one of our partner schools.
Selection meetings include a structured interview and a pupil panel meeting.
You will be well-supported throughout the Assessment and Selection process, with pre-release materials shared when confirmation of an interview is made to ensure you will feel as prepared as possible.
The core curriculum includes professional and subject studies clinics to equip trainees with the knowledge of the statutory frameworks including the Primary National Curriculum, alongside developing a deep understanding of current pedagogical research.
You will have 1 main placement for the year. As well as your main school placement, you will also complete a second placement in the final term, which will take place in a contrasting school for two to three weeks.
Trainees will benefit from accessing training via face to face training sessions, deliberate practice clinics, instructional coaching as well as online learning modules.