North West SHARES Primary SCITT
Programme offers you a real balance between practical classroom experience and the knowledge, understanding and skills underpinning educational practice.
Skelmersdale and UpHolland Schools are excited about a new and innovative Primary Initial Teacher Training model for trainees here in the North West. Over the course of a very intense year we will give you the skills and experience needed to become a highly effective, fully qualified primary school teacher able to take up post in September 2014 in either a Key Stage 1 or 2 class.
Will I receive any travel expenses?
No. You will be expected to pay for your own travel costs, but we will make every effort to keep those costs as low as possible by aiming to place you in an appropriate school near to your home address.
Preparing for Application
When you have decided that teaching could be the career for you, it is very important that you prepare yourself fully for the application process. Below are listed the key actions that will help
you in this process.
- Contact a local primary school and arrange to volunteer regularly in order to observe and gain experience of how teaching and learning is organised in a primary
school. If you already help out, say as a parent, try and gain additional experience in another context. If you contact SHARES we are prepared to
offer experience in our schools
- Read current educational materials e.g. Times Educational Supplement (available on Fridays or online at www.tes.co.uk ),
What about the theory?
The theory of quality teaching and learning is crucial. Here within SHARES we will immerse you not just in the theory but in the practical application of planning, delivery and assessment. Important areas such as behaviour management, planning, assessment for learning and how to support children with additional needs are given great attention. In addition to this there is significant subject knowledge training in English, maths, science, modern language andICT. By having the opportunity to observe, learn from and work alongside expert practitioners you will be confident to deliver the very best to the children in your classes. How scary is that: ‘ your classes.’ You will have access to a wide range of multi-media to aid your teaching including a laptop, digital cameras, flip cameras and the like. You will finish your training having seen the theory being put into practice and having your own opportunity to impact on the children that you teach. You will also develop a deep understanding of how children learn and develop.
How will I be supported?
You will be very well supported throughout all elements of the training. There will be three levels of support to ensure that your school placement
you will also have a School Lead who will spend time with you each week to ensure things are progressing well and who will be actively involved in coaching and mentoring you to achieve Qualified Teacher Status.
on top of this you will have a named SCITT Link Tutor who will work across 5 local schools to make sure that you are getting the very best out of the course and that there is consistency of provision.
Meetings with your class mentor will be on a one-to-one basis
Meetings with your school lead will be one-to-one also as part of a group within a single school
Meetings with the Link Tutor are likely to be group tutorials where you will be able to share thoughts and ideas with colleagues in different schools
Your training days will bring you into contact with some of the very best teachers around, helping you to deliver outstanding lessons back in your host school.
Headteachers and senior leaders from high quality, innovative primary schools are at the heart of the design, delivery and management of the programme
Why this training route?
We believe that the North West SHARES SCITT is a model of teacher training that will deliver the next generation of primary teachers for the North West.We are investing a huge amount of time, money and effort into ensuring that our provision is of such quality and rigour that the 60 trainees who leave our schools in July 2014 will be highly employable. We are confident that many will secure employment here in Skelmersdale.This primary initial teacher trainingmodel is unique here in the North West and reflects our belief that trainees immersed in school life over the course of the school year are better equipped for their first post and more employable than many other routes. As a trainee, you will have access to outstanding schools, National Support Schools, Advanced Skills Teachers, Leading Teachers and National Leaders of Education. You will be taught by experienced and practising teachers who are actively engaged in moving schools to outstanding. As a trainee you will be immersed in the primary school environment where you will see high quality professional conduct within a caring and aspirational ethos.