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. Spending time observing experienced teachers and how they inspire young people. You would then, over time, 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 Manor Drive Secondary Academy, 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 they 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 effective 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 different setting. This again helps you to understand and gain experience of the diverse range of schools in which you could work.
Post-Graduate Certificate (PGCert)
We recommend that trainees follow the Post-Graduate Certificate. Teach East recommend this to complement the work done in school and in training sessions. 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. They are well-supported by both Teach East and University 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. We're sure that it will meet the needs of both you, and the young people of Peterborough.
Why Choose Teach East?
Teach East has a small team of dedicated professionals, who take the time and effort to get to know your individual needs. We understand that you may well have reservations or concerns about teaching for the first time. But we are here to offer personalised support. Every member of the Teach East team knows exactly what it is like to work in a school. This makes them able to provide you with the advice and guidance to help you become the best teacher you can be. Sign up to one of our teacher training courses in Peterborough today.