Lighting the way

Lighting the way

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Programme Structure

Programme Structure

The programme is divided into three stages, all of which are delivered in the school setting:

 STAGE 1 September to December   
  • an initial focus on both professional learning and subject knowledge/pedagogy
  • a placement in your alternative school. 
 STAGE 2 January to March  
  • further professional learning and subject studies
  • a full time teaching placement in your host/employing school.
 STAGE 3 March to July  
  • your placement in your host school resumes culminating in a 70% teaching timetable alongside additional student focussed activity.
  • further professional learning days occur in this placement.

During the year, and in teaching placements, trainees will be supported by Mentors and a Lead Tutor. These are all experienced and current classroom practitioners.

Assessment of Trainees

Trainees are assessed against the teachers’ standards in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status. Evidence for this comes from a range of sources which include lesson plans, lesson observations, pupils ‘ work scrutiny, medium term planning, mentor meeting records, and subject knowledge tracking. In order to gain the Post Graduate Certificate of Education trainees must reflect and evaluate their own practice as well as completing two additional Level 7 assignments, which also earn Masters Credits.
Trainees’ progress will be formally reviewed and assessed at the end of each stage but formative assessment underpinning development occurs continuously throughout the course.

 

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