Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training is a consortium of sixteen local secondary schools, one special school and one tertiary college, offering training for the 11-16 age range with post 16 enhancements.
The central teaching base for academic study is Truro College - although the majority of the training is carried out in the partnership schools. A distinctive feature of this training is that the course is focused on carefully staged and appropriately supervised practical classroom experience within at least two secondary schools, which is further supported by academic study via central training. The two school placements will be chosen in consultation with the Programme Manager and Subject Leader dependant on your subject age range and location. Each trainee teacher will have their own experienced subject teacher within both schools, who is assigned as their individual mentor. All partnership schools are equipped with course textbooks and ICT support for the use of the SCITT trainees.
Qualifications obtained upon successful completion are a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
One year full-time (September – July).
A good degree at 2:2 or above(or recognised equivalent qualification) relevant to the subject you to wish to teach.
GCSE / C in English and Maths.
An interview with the Programme Manager, a Head teacher from a Partnership School and the Subject Leader.
A Literacy and Numeracy test taken at interview.
A completed self declaration health questionnaire – successful applicants may be required to undertake a medical examination.
Confidence in using appropriate ICT skills.
Evidence of relevant school experience or other recent activities that demonstrate a particular interest in working with children.
Ability to travel between different training locations within the county.
Successful completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau).
Application via GTTR www.gttr.ac.uk
UCAS Institution: Cornwall SCITT
UCAS Institution Code: ABOM
UCAS Course Code: 81838
UCAS Course Title: PGCE
- Design and Technology
- Media Studies (14-19)
- Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish)
- Science with Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Starting each September, the course is of 36 weeks duration, most of which is spent in two of the partnership secondary schools, training alongside experienced teachers.
The academic year is organised as follows:
Weeks 1-20: 2 days a week on education and subject specific study, 3 days a week in school.
Weeks 20-35: Block practice in 2 institutions.
Week 36: Final week for preparation for NQT year.
The course is designed to include closely linked modules:
The Education and Professional Studies programme offers the content and processes required for novice teachers to develop into professional educators who have a broad and critical understanding of professional practice that is under-pinned by rigorous academic study. The programme addresses such issues as: Being a professional; the structures and contexts of state education; Learning about teaching; Behaviour for learning; Using data and assessment information; Recording and reporting pupil achievement; the Social aspects of learning; teachers’ pastoral roles and the multitude of issues associated with inclusion. Purposeful academic attention is also given to these topics but specifically to the theory and practice of school-based research, the application of education policy and critical incidents in professional practice.
Subject Application and Assessment develops subject knowledge in relation to National Curriculum needs, monitoring, evaluation, assessment skills, as well as appropriate teaching strategies.
In the classroom, initial observation and interpretation progresses to co-planning, teaching and evaluating parts of lessons. With this experience you develop your lesson planning, teaching and evaluation at key stages and continue to participate in classroom teaching in your preferred age range and specialist subject. Towards the end of the academic year, you will be expected to be involved with 60% of the timetabled week.
Methods of Study:
During the course, trainees will complete written assignments and seminar presentations, which apply the theory of teaching to practical experience in the classroom.
For successful completion of the course, trainees must demonstrate competence against all the QTS standards including the Skills Tests. To reflect national changes to academic qualifications across all universities in the UK, Cornwall SCITT is offering the Post Graduate Certificate in Education with 60 Masters credits as well as the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education at H Level. On successful completion, you are awarded Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE.
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- Cape Cornwall School
- Falmouth Community School
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- Helston Community College
- Mounts Bay Academy
- Mullion School
- Newquay Tretherras School
- Penair School
- Pencalenick Special School
- Penrice Community College
- Poltair Community School
- Pool Academy
- Richard Lander School
- Roseland Community College
- Treviglas Community College
- Truro and Penwith College
- Wadebridge School
For more details contact
Tel: 01872 267092