Why Choose RCTTP?
Have you grown tired of your current career? Would you like to work in a role where no day is the same? Fancy working in a rewarding career where you can inspire the next generation? Consider a switch to teaching! We can support individuals from almost any career in becoming a teacher via our hands-on, detailed training courses.
The SCITT programme is a 1 year full-time course which starts in September and finishes with the end of the academic year in July. We offer training in both Primary (key stage 1 and 2) and Secondary (key stage 3 and 4) Successful completion leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). RCTTP also offers a PGCE with Masters Level Credits alongside QTS.
Bursaries are also now available to support those on teaching courses. Find out more about our courses and apply by visiting the Department for Education website here.
Why Choose RCTTP?
The majority of the trainee’s time is spent in the host school which enables them to build strong relationships with colleagues and pupils, maintain continuity of teaching and fully become part of a school; trainees develop a sense of belonging and are immersed in school life. Trainees are not responsible for finding their own placements.
During the first half-term, trainees are not expected to teach. Time will be spent observing experienced colleagues and learning about the craft of the classroom. In the second half of the Autumn term trainees will teach a 30% timetable. The teaching commitment increases to 50% in the Spring term and 70% in the Summer term of the training year.
Weekly central training takes the form of ‘taught’ sessions that are delivered by experienced, expert practitioners. The sessions are grounded in theory and also provide practical strategies and techniques that can then be applied to classroom practice. Central training also provides an opportunity for trainees to share and reflect on their school experience.
Mentoring and Support
All primary trainees have a school based Mentor who may also be the Class Teacher. Secondary trainees have a Professional Mentor who oversees training and a Subject Mentor who will focus on the development of subject knowledge. Also, all trainees have a Partnership Tutor, an experienced, expert practitioner and Course Leaders who provide pastoral and academic support for all trainees.
School Based Training
School training is individualised to meet each trainee’s needs and will include a variety of activities including focused lesson observations of colleagues, weekly tutorials with Mentors, attendance at school-based training activities, team planning and teaching, focused meetings with school specialists, and colleague & pupil shadowing.
All trainees must demonstrate that they have fully met each of the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the course in order to be awarded QTS. Assessment is continual and is carried out through lesson observations, termly reviews of practice, formal assignments and Partnership Tutor visits.
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