Once you have been made an offer for Initial Teacher Training with GLF Schools' Teacher Training, you will be assigned to a host school in which you will complete the majority of your training. In the spring term you will complete a second placement of six weeks in another of our partnership schools to ensure that you experience diverse educational settings which will greatly enhance your learning experience, subject to Government guidelines.
Our training is centred around an evidenced based curriculum, delivering all aspects of the ITT Core Content Framework. It will support you to successfully master the skills required across all eight Teacher's Standards by the end of your training year. Regular check-ins with your mentor and the SCITT team will help to monitor your progress and provide guidance to ensure you are able to put the knowledge gained and theoretical concepts learnt into practise within your classroom. This on-going assessment process, which is closely linked to the Professional Studies Programme, will enable you to set appropriate targets, supporting the development of your teaching both in terms of your confidence and skills. There are two more in depth assessment points during the year, which take place during the Spring and Summer terms and feedback from your assessor helps to shape your individual training plan.
You will receive professional studies training delivered by members of the SCITT Leadership Team and / or specialists from our partnership schools as well as nationally recognised experts; these sessions will cover the skills and knowledge required. We strive to ensure that training meets the needs of all trainee teachers, and pride ourselves on delivering a programme that is responsive to trainees' needs.
Trainees have the option of enhancing their training year by choosing the PGCE uplift; which will include additional sessions with St Mary's University during the training year, as part of their professional studies programme.