Programme FAQs

Below are a list of frequently asked questions about the programme. If you cannot find the answer to your question then please get in touch

How are trainees assessed?

For the PGCE element, each module is assessed and formative evidence is loaded onto a web portal. Trainees need to pass four assessed tasks including two assignments at level 7, one assignment at level 6 and a portfolio of evidence.

Assessment for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is built up throughout the year with lesson observations, formal assessment points and evidence gathered against the Teachers’ Standards.

Will the trainees be thrown in at the deep end?

The answer is ‘No’.

Trainees will spend a considerable amount of time in the early weeks on structured observation. There will be a phased introduction to small group teaching, part lesson teaching and full lesson teaching, all under the direct supervision of a trained and experienced tutor.

How is the HART of Yorkshire SCITT Programme Different?

There are several aspects that make the programme offered different from most other courses:

  • Head teachers and Specialist Leaders in Education (SLEs) are responsible for the programme, its management and organisation.
  • It is designed and delivered by schools working in collaboration with experienced teacher trainers.
  • There is practical classroom experience throughout the programme.
  • Trainees spend time in central sessions and then put theory into practice in a school immediately.
  • Trainees are allocated trained and experienced school-based tutors who are responsible for helping them to develop their classroom management skills and also to monitor and support their overall professional development.
  • On completion of the four assessed pieces of work and the passing of two teaching practices, trainees are awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (60 Master credits).

What key stages will I be able to teach in following graduation?

  • Trainees will qualify in general primary and will be entitled to work in schools with children from age 3-11 years, or those pupils educated at primary school level.
  • Trainees will be able to get experience in their chosen key stage on the programme and so specialise in that area. This could be Early Years (3-5) key stage 1 (5-7) lower key stage 2 (7-9) upper key stage 2 (9-11).
  • In addition trainees can specialise in specific areas of the curriculum such as Maths, English and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities(SEND). If you would like to do this you will need to instruct the SCITT in your application or at the interview.

It was so good to start teaching this September knowing that I had the overview of exactly how the curriculum, assessment and tracking systems work. I felt prepared and ready to enjoy my new job.

Barny