Fee-paying trainees are not employed and so when they take classes there is always an element of supervision. During the first five weeks of the course, induction takes place. This involves lots of observation of students, trained teachers and some opportunities to start to teach part lessons.
After a five week induction course, we get our trainees into teaching real lessons. Trainees are allocated their short placement school, where they stay up until Christmas. We expect this placement to be a real learning curve, where trainees can try things out and make mistakes.
After Christmas, trainees work in their main placement school and will stay there until the end of the course. Students will see you as being a teacher, and we will coach trainees so that get the feel of what it is like to be a serving teacher. By the end of their placement we hope that trainees will be teaching several classes with only minimal supervision, to develop their confidence ready for employment.
Depending on subject and degree class, various bursaries are available to trainees. Click here for bursary information.
Student finance is available through Student Loans Company