ITT

Great teachers make great schools. We believe that school-based ITT programmes bring the best new teachers into the profession. Immersing trainees in the school environment, alongside highly skilled teachers, enables them to think critically and make evidence supported decisions in the learning environment.

Our region has excellent provision for school-based training leading towards QTS and PGCE. Programmes are available at both primary and secondary and across a number of subject and specialism areas, including SEND and part-time courses. Experienced teachers can also gain QTS through the Assessment Only (AO) route.

Select the area of guidance from the boxes below

In primary initial teacher training you will be learning about child development, the role of a teacher and knowledge of all subjects in the curriculum. The age groups of children you work with during the year will depend on which type of primary programme you join.

Primary 3-7

Focusing on the needs and development of the youngest children, on a 3-7 programme you will gain experience in EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Primary 5-11

On a General Primary 5-11 programme, you will spend time in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, working across a broad range of ages and needs.

Primary 7-11

Primary 7-11 initial teacher training courses specialise in teaching Key Stage 2, developing children’s social skills and academic knowledge up to Year 6

Primary 3-7 Part Time

Offering the same content as a standard primary 3-7 programme, part-time programmes run over two years and are designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work whilst training.

Primary 5-11 Salaried

These programmes provide the opportunity to earn a salary while you train. You will gain experience in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Primary 5-11 Part Time

Offering the same content as a standard primary 5-11 programme, part-time programmes run over two years and are designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work whilst training.

Primary with Maths

As well as learning to be an effective primary practitioner, you’ll develop the skills to become an expert in teaching maths to 5 to 11 year olds.

Primary with SEND

Primary with SEND programmes have a focus on developing further skills for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Assessment Only

Designed for experienced teachers with a degree but without QTS, the Assessment Only route allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS without undertaking any further training.

Biology with SEND

This programme will have a focus on developing further skills in Biology for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Chemistry with SEND

This programme will have a focus on developing further skills in Chemistry for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

English with SEND

This programme will have a focus on developing further skills in English for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Maths with SEND

This programme will have a focus on developing further skills in Maths for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Physics with SEND

This programme will have a focus on developing further skills in Physics for working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Part-time Computing

Part-time programmes are designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work whilst training.

Part-time Maths

Part-time programmes are designed especially for people who have family commitments or need to work whilst training.

Assessment Only

Designed for experienced teachers with a degree but without QTS, the Assessment Only route allows you to demonstrate that you already meet all of the standards for QTS without undertaking any further training.