Teacher Training Course in Peterborough
Teach East is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) training course provider in Peterborough. Our SCITT courses focus on spending time in school and learning on the job. Many trainees find this way of learning beneficial as it optimises the amount of time you are in real and relevant settings. This allows you to see the realities of teaching – both good and bad! On our training course in Peterborough we teach the teacher.
Your Training Week
You would spend Monday to Thursday in your placement school, observing experienced teachers and how they inspire young people. You would then gradually move to taking more and more of a role in the classroom as your confidence and knowledge increases.
Every Friday training is delivered at our dedicated training centre at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, Peterborough. During these sessions experienced teachers will cover a wide range of topics. From behaviour management to planning and assessment, these sessions will give you the skills and knowledge needed to become a great teacher. The interactive sessions provide you with a variety of ideas and resources you can use the very next week in your placement school.
We assign every trainee with a mentor to guide them through the teacher training year. Ensuring to offer support, guidance and advice as appropriate. One hour per week is set aside to meeting this mentor. Key events are recorded and meaningful targets are set for the work ahead. We base this on identified strengths and areas for development.
The in school experience is developed and built upon through dedicated training days every Friday. Our experts lead this in various areas of educational practice. These sessions mix theory and academic study with hands on activities. This allows you to learn techniques and ideas that you can put in place almost immediately. Which will help you to develop into an outstanding practitioner.
The majority of the training year is spent within one school. But there is also a second placement in a contrasting school that allows you to work in a setting different to your primary placement. This again helps you to understand and gain experience of the diverse range of schools in which you could work.
To complement the work done in school and in training sessions, we recommend that trainees follow the Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice (PGCert) through the University of Hull. This academic course provides you with invaluable research opportunities. It will enable a deeper pedagogical understanding and is worth 60 Masters credits. The majority of our trainees follow this programme and are well supported by both Teach East and University of Hull staff.
SCITT Teacher Training in Peterborough
Teach East SCITT is a fantastic way to train to teach that provides you with unparalleled experience in schools. You will be supported by training from the very best in the area. This course allows you to gain both QTS and academic recognition and we're sure that it will meet the needs of both you, and the young people of Peterborough.