ITT - Play a greater role in training new entrants to the profession
Our Alliance of schools is working in partnership with Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT to deliver a year-long, school-based programme of Initial Teacher Training. Validated by Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT and University of Huddersfield. The programme leads to a PGCE with QTS.
What will the course look like?
When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The ITT programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner. As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.
How many school placements will there be?
You are required to teach in 2 schools during the course of the year. The first placement (Autumn) and the third placement (Summer) are usually in the same school. In the Spring term you wills pend time teaching in another school. Our placement strategy is aimed at giving you the best preparation possible for your teaching career. During the programme you will spend time in a variety of schools and contexts including mainstream schools, special schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRU), and the Medical Needs Teaching Service.
What kind of assessments are there for Secondary?
You will need to demonstrate that you meet the Teachers' Standards to achieve QTS. You will also complete 2 PGCE modules:
*Module 1: – Evidence Based Practice (30 Credits)
This module will focus on the development of trainees’ practice in relation to behaviour management. Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence of your work in the classroom and a written reflection of the development of their practice in this area.*Module 2: - Curriculum Development (30 Credits)
This module provides a structured opportunity for trainees to develop innovative and original curriculum resources. Assessment is based on the development and evaluation of a unit of work undertaken with pupils in the placement school.
What is Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)? How does it work?
You may have to complete additional subject training, to help build up or refresh your existing knowledge. The length of SKE depends on your need from 8 weeks “refresher” programmes through to more extensive 28 week courses. We will discuss this with you at the interview stage.
A new process for assessing numeracy and literacy will be introduced for ITT starting in 2020.
Under this new approach Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers are expected to make an assessment of English and mathematics knowledge of a trainee before Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status is awarded. ITT providers must, as an accreditation requirement, assure that trainees have these skills either during the selection process, or later during the training programme.
If you have just graduated or have less than 3 years' work experience, you could follow the School Direct route. If you are offered a School Direct place you will be eligible for the standard student support package, including training bursaries, tuition fee loans and scholarships, if appropriate. Once you have accepted your place you can make applications for tuition fee loans through Student Finance England. The cost of training for 2020 is £9250.
You may be entitled to a bursary:
Bursary Eligibility 2020/21
What support will I receive?
Throughout your year you will be supported by a well-trained mentor, the secondary lead mentors and colleagues from Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT.
For September 2020/21 we are recruiting for the following Schools:
Co-op Academy of Leeds (LS9 7HD)
Co-op Academy Priesthorpe (LS28 5SG)
Beckfoot Oakbank – Keighley (BD22 7DU)
Royds (LS26 8EX)
John Jamieson (LS8 2PW)
MNTS (LS6 3NT)
The Lighthouse (LS16 6QB)
Beckfoot Thornton (Bradford) (BD13 3BH)
Leeds East Academy (LS14 6TY)
Leeds West Academy (LS13 1DQ)
Leeds City Academy (LS6 2LG)
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