Overview of The Full-Time Programme

This is a one year full time training programme running from the beginning of September to the third week of July.

What is the Structure of the Programme?

There are eight main elements to the programme:

  • Induction Day – held on 30th August 2019, and is when all of the trainees come together to meet the team and in the afternoon they spend some time with their school based tutors.
  • Beginning of Training – the programme begins on Monday 2nd September. Trainees spend eight days together over the first two weeks at the central training venue in Harrogate preparing to start their placement
  • Placements – Trainees have one main placement school starting in September with a contrasting placement in a different key stage in the Spring term.
  • Structured Mentoring – to develop classroom skills and to support the application of skills, knowledge and understanding gained by trainees as they progress through the programme.
  • Core Subjects – extended central training on the three core subjects, English, Mathematics and Science.
  • Foundation Curriculum Subjects – focused central training in Art, SMSC, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PE, PSHE and RE supporting trainees to understand how to teach the knowledge rich curriculum across all subjects.
  • Broad Professional Studies – an introduction to issues relating to:
    • Pedagogy
    • Child Development
    • The National Curriculum, including planning teaching strategies, assessment for learning and cross-curriculum themes and dimensions
    • Aspects of the broader educational debate including Child Protection and Principles of Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural values
    • Behaviour Management, Inclusion and Systematic Synthetic Phonics
  • Training as a teacher under supervision – in compliance with The Education (School Teachers’ Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI 1662), our trainees carry out the following duties under supervision of their class teacher or school based tutor:
    1. planning and preparing lessons and courses for pupils;
    2. delivering lessons to pupils;
    3. assessing the development, progress and attainment of pupils; and
    4. reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
The programme meets the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards for the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status.

The Ofsted overview from an inspector was really helpful, we will all go through inspections and it’s so good to understand how it works

Mark