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
Our next Teacher Training programme will start in September 2020.
Applications for our 2020-21 programme are now open and you can find our courses through Department for Education’s ‘Find postgraduate teacher training’ service and apply through UCAS. You will need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Please do contact us if you are interested in training to teach with us.