Aims of The Programmes

The Programmes Aim to:

  • Enable trainees to achieve recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and gain the award of Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Masters level;
  • Increase the supply of appropriately trained, suitably qualified and inspirational teachers in Yorkshire primary schools;
  • Provide access to quality training and professional development for trainee teachers.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Trainees who successfully complete either the full or part-time programmes will demonstrate:

  • That they have met the Teachers’ Standards;
  • A secure and detailed subject knowledge required by the National Curriculum;
  • That they are fully prepared to begin their teaching career;
  • That they are life-long learners;
  • That they have high expectations of themselves and their pupils;
  • A commitment to teaching.

The programmes are structured to support a gradual development and proficiency in the Teachers’ Standards.  Trainees are supported by school-based tutors, link tutors, academic tutors and the programme lead to move them from an apprentice teacher to a competent and reflective professional.

At a few points I felt like it was too much as the teaching practice ramped up, but my Link Tutor and SBT were amazing and supported me through those times. It has been very hard work, but worthwhile and I am so excited about being in charge of my new class in September.