All our programmes are carefully designed and delivered to ensure that you will start your teaching career as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) equipped with the best combination of skills and knowledge. People who train with us rate the quality of their central and subject specialist training really highly and as a consequence they are highly sought after by schools locally who are keen to employ them.
Crucially, you will spend the first few vital days of September in your placement school. Many Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programmes do not start until the end of September and therefore miss out this essential experience. All our Associate Teachers recognise the importance of being in school at the start of the year and really value being part of the team from the outset.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for programmes starting in June/ September 2018 have now closed and no places are available for 2018-19 programmes. We will open for applications again in late October 2018 for programmes starting in June/ September 2019. We plan to offer the same programmes and the same programme structure for next year’s programmes though some of the information may change depending on government guidance issued in the Autumn term.
The overall programme and central training sessions are shaped by deep thinking and reflection on the moral purpose of teaching. Sessions carefully synthesise relevant theory and context, tailored reading and group discussions with practical advice on classroom practice.
The training team are engaging and charismatic, and generous with their time, reflections and individualised advice.