This is an 11-16 training programme with post-16 experience.
You will be trained in a highly supportive and inspirational range of learning environments and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, academic understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative and challenging teaching and learning.
Cheshire East SCITT is committed to supporting all trainees from the application process through to securing future employment.
All trainees have the support of a Subject Mentor, Professional Mentor and a Subject Expert. Training is delivered by expert teachers and outstanding practitioners, mostly from within our partner schools and is based at the Cheshire East SCITT.
This is a one-year programme, and on completion, you will be awarded a PGCE (SCITT) with QTS and 60 Masters credits.
Our trainees complete two placements, both at schools from our list of partners.
Placement A starts on the first day of the school term in September, which helps our trainees to feel like one of the staff team. This is followed by Placement B which runs from February to July.
All our trainees also complete a short primary school placement, to focus on transition and a short SEND placement to provide additional insight into all types of learners.
All our Partner Schools have comprehensive intakes and provide experience of working with young people of all abilities.
At least one placement will provide access to post 16 learners to give experience of working with learners in all phases and contexts.
Trainees will also benefit from an EAL (English as an Additional Language) opportunity.
Trainees will have access to the facilities at both the Cheshire East SCITT Training Centre and the Manchester Metropolitan University, which has national recognition for provision of Initial Teacher Training.
Most of the training will be school-based. There will be subject-training days throughout the academic year, which develop subject knowledge in relation to curriculum needs. The focus is on practical solutions to ensure that you develop as a creative and reflective classroom practitioner.
Four days will be spent at the University to focus on masters-level writing. For the current academic year, these four sessions will be online. You will also have two one-to-one tutorials with an MMU tutor to discuss your assignments.
National Priorities such as Behaviour for Learning, Literacy and Phonics, and Inclusion are part of our programme and are revisited throughout the course.
Cheshire East SCITT currently offer the following subject specialities:
There will be subject training days throughout the academic year, most of which are based at the Cheshire East SCITT Training Centre in Holmes Chapel, which develop subject knowledge in relation to curriculum needs. The focus is on practical solutions to ensure that you develop as a creative and reflective classroom practitioner.
Topics such as behaviour for learning, inclusion and improving the chances of disadvantaged pupils and mental health and wellbeing are just a few in our varied programme. We work hard to ensure that everything you will learn on conference days is purposefully integrated throughout your whole training experience.