As an outstanding teaching school, heading an alliance of almost forty schools, we are offering an opportunity to work with highly experienced professionals from primary, secondary and special schools. With such a range of professionals and settings, we are able to tailor a training experience to meet the needs of our trainees.
We work in partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) to train outstanding teachers who make a significant difference to their students, their schools and their profession. NTU is an established and successful provider of initial teacher-training and education-related courses. Staff at our school work with the experienced researchers and practitioners at the University to design and deliver our courses which can be tailored to meet your individual needs. These courses carefully blend significant hands-on teaching experience in our schools with the critical thinking and theoretical underpinning that is so important for the teaching profession. The University offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which can be obtained alongside the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. National surveys show that NTU’s trainee teachers highly recommend their course, and over 9 out of 10 are employed in a teaching role in the year following graduation – well above the national average. Many go on to progress successfully into leadership roles.
Not only will you benefit from the skills and experiences of the University staff, at the same time you will be placed in one of our schools from the beginning of the autumn term. You will be part of a school team and made to feel like a true member of staff, by staff and students alike. You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning.
Most of your training will take place within the environment of one of our alliance schools, delivered by expert and outstanding practitioners, enhanced by attendance at the University. You will have a main placement school to which you will be assigned from September. You will then undertake a six week second placement at one of our other alliance schools in the first half of the spring term. You will gain experience of at least two Key Stages and in addition, will have the opportunity to spend a day in a special school environment.
What we offer:
•Specialist staff in all curriculum areas
•Support in the application of effective teaching and learning methodology
•Outstanding classroom practitioners and lead practitioners
•Strong educational leadership and management
•Successful proven track record of school to school support
•A full programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities at all career stages
•Bespoke alliance CPD events for trainees
•A large cohort of trainees
•Strong partnership with Nottingham Trent University
•Employment opportunities across the alliance
•Placement schools with good transport links, located in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham city and Lincolnshire
•Opportunities in Science through our role as a Science Learning Partner school