Trainees will have the opportunity to benefit from hands on classroom experience in two local schools and high quality professional learning sessions held at Skipton Girls’ High School. In addition, Subject Leads will deliver subject specific training in their own schools. At the end of the programme, trainees will have experienced a variety of school settings.
Schools participating in the programme include:
|Skipton Girls’ High School||Feversham College|
|Belle Vue Girls’ Academy||Titus Salt School|
|Settle College||Harrogate High School|
|Parkside School||Upper Wharfedale School|
Other local schools also provide placement and training opportunities.
|STAGE 1||September to December||
|STAGE 2||December to March||
|STAGE 3||March to June||
Each trainee will be allocated a Lead Tutor to work with them throughout the year in addition to the Subject Mentors in each of their placement schools. These are all experienced and current classroom practitioners.
Assessment of Trainees
Trainees are assessed against 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.