Where will I be placed?
Our Initial Teacher Education programme adopts a school-based approach. We believe the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life is to be based in a school environment, learning to teach with expert classroom practitioners, supplemented by practical, knowledge-rich subject and pedagogical training each week. Links to all our main placement schools can be found here:
How long is the course?
One academic year, from September to July. Trainees are also required to attend a two-week long induction in the July before they begin training that runs from Monday 2nd – Friday 13th July 2018. This will help you prepare effectively for the course, with the opportunity to practise and hone your teaching skills, develop your subject knowledge and meet your fellow trainees and school-based mentors.
The teaching day starts at 7:30am, an hour before pupils begin their lessons and can run until 5:30pm on days when school meetings and CPD are scheduled, other school events like parents’ evenings may run later, until 7pm. This is a full-time course and trainees are reminded that there is no opportunity for paid work alongside this commitment. You will be entitled to calendared school holidays throughout the year and will need to manage your workload carefully to meet all your SCITT and university deadlines. There are also six subject seminars led by BPP that take place on Saturdays where you will meet with trainees from other providers to improve your subject knowledge.