We offer the choice of training in 3 to 7 (Reception & KS1) or 5 to 11 (KS1 & KS2).
For full time Primary use the provider code 1OV and course code 2LWS.
For part-time Primary use the provider code 1OV and course code Y308.
Following your acceptance of our offer, you are required to spend at least one day in your main placement school. This is a condition of entry and can be arranged at a mutually convenient date and time. You will also be given some pre-course tasks including lesson observations and a suggested reading list. Then in July you will be invited to attend a 3-day induction programme.
The programme will formally commence on the first day of the academic year when trainees will start in their placement school and experience the new school year through the eyes of a teacher.
Expert Mentor Support
All trainees have a dedicated mentor to provide personalised support and guidance. The role of the mentor is multi faceted; coach, role model, trainer, critical friend, reflective practitioner, counsellor, assessor, target setter and supporter.
Your mentor will play a major part in your ongoing assessment and will work closely with you to develop your teaching practice. With the help of your mentor, you will gradually increase your teaching hours across the programme.
Professional studies sessions take place once a week and these are designed to support practical learning. Over the year we will cover all subjects within the Primary National Curriculum and the core principles of effective learning and teaching.
All trainees complete 2 presentations and 2 written essays that are designed to enhance and develop classroom practice. If following the PGCE route the written essays will include wide reading, additional weekly tasks and writing at a Masters level.
All trainees will experience:
- A 6 week second placement in an alternate key stage
- Visit a Secondary School
- A 1 week SEN experience
You will be recommended for the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) on successful completion of the course. Trainees will also have the option to study for a PGCE (60 credits) awarded by Kingston University.
will it cost?
Whilst there is no guarantee of employment George Abbot SCITT has an excellent track record and supports trainees to find their first post.