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Course Structure

The content, structure, delivery and assessment of our programmes are designed to:

a) enable trainee teachers to meet all the standards for QTS across the age range of training, and

b) ensure that no trainee teacher is recommended for the award of QTS until they have met all of the standards for QTS

Training Activity Description
Teaching Gradual build up of lessons depending on experience
Autumn Term – 10 lessons
Spring Term – 12 lessons
Summer Term – 15 lessons
Core training 40 x ½ days
Subject Knowledge Development Up to 5 days, depending on depth of knowledge, spread across the year.  Agendas set by the trainees
In School Training 1 - 2 hours per week
Mentor Meetings 1 hour a week
Assignment Completion 3 assignments across the year – a minimum of 20 hours required for research and writing
Observations A minimum 5 hours per week
Second School Experience All trainees will spend 5 weeks in a Partner School in the Spring Term
Primary School Experience All trainees will spend one day in a Primary School to observe Key Stage 2 teaching and transition
SEN School Experience All trainees to spend a day in a SEN school to give them a better understanding of specific SEND needs.