Programme

What will my year look like?

The programme hopes to offer trainees a diverse range of opportunities on a range of school placements from Foundation Stage and KS2 in a Primary School to KS3, 4 and 5 in mainstream schools. It includes time spent in a Special School and an International Placement in one of our partner schools abroad.

Primary

  • 3 weeks initial core training
  • 22 weeks placement 1 (split either side of placement 2)
  • 9 weeks placement 2
  • 2 weeks alternative placement
  • 1 week special school
  • 1 week international school
  • 8 weeks holiday

Secondary

  • 3 weeks initial core training
  • 11 weeks placement 1
  • 20 weeks placement 2
  • 2 weeks primary
  • 1 week special school
  • 1 week international school
  • 8 weeks holiday

Course Content

What will I be doing through the year?

Core training days

The Core Learning days, which takes place most Fridays, aim to engage our trainees in practical and useful sessions that cover important areas of the teacher standards. We have over 30 different providers leading topics that include the following:

  • LGBT
  • Well being
  • Behaviour management
  • SEND
  • Pupil progress
  • Literacy
  • Prevent and safeguarding
  • Parent communication
  • Preparation for teaching interviews

Subject days

Our team of tutors deliver specific sessions aimed at increasing your subject knowledge confidence. You will share and create teaching resources, discuss you school experiences with other trainees of the same subject and learn how to teach your subject to the relevant age groups.

University days

The University of Nottingham help to develop our trainees understanding of the pupil learning process and how it can be affected by your teaching.