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Course Title: Primary PGCE with QTS
Course Overview: The Primary PGCE is a School-Based Initial Teacher Training route to Qualified Teacher Status, with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. This course allows you to specialise in age phases 3-7 or 5-11 and we offer both SCITT and School Direct (tuition fee) routes.
Duration: 1 year, full time
Start date: September 2018
The training programme at TMA has been developed over a number of years, ensuring that the very best opportunities are offered to our trainee teachers. The programme is highly respected and our graduates are greatly sought after for teaching positions within the area.The programme consists of three main elements:
Trainee teachers are immersed in the school environment right from the outset, meaning that they ‘live and breathe’ real-life teaching from day one. Every trainee is carefully matched to a single class in their ‘home school’ where they work and train for most of the year, becoming a real and valued part of the school team. During the first half of the Spring Term, all trainees are given the opportunity to experience an alternate key stage in a different school, after which they return to their home school for the remainder of the programme.
Every trainee is linked with a school based trainer (SBT) who acts as their mentor and guide for the year. The SBT will be based in the trainee’s home school and will often (although not always) be the teacher in whose class the trainee is based. As every trainee has a personal mentor, the training programme is truly personalised and is shaped to meet the needs and circumstances of each individual. The SBT works closely with the trainee in school: carrying out lesson observations, setting training targets and helping to organise in-school training opportunities which will enhance and develop the trainee’s practice.
What Our Graduates Say...
I chose the Two Mile Ash ITT Partnership for my teacher training because I had heard really good things about the school and the opportunities the training provider offered. It was important to me that I found a provider that would allow me to train on the job, in a school, rather than in a lecture theatre far removed from the realities of a career in teaching. I was fortunate enough to gain a salaried place on the course which meant that I would have my own class (with a lot of support and guidance!) and be responsible for their progress across the year.
Whilst this was a daunting prospect in the beginning I am so pleased I did it that way. Two Mile Ash ITT made sure that I felt supported every step of the way and my SBT was wonderful, taking the lead when I wasn’t ready but pushing me forward when she felt I was. Over the course of the year I worked with a number of different incredibly skilled teachers. They were all so patient and constructive with their guidance and training and I learnt a huge amount from each one that has enriched my own practice. Having my own class from day one meant that I was able to immediately implement the skills and techniques that I learnt in my training sessions and got to experience the reality of being a class teacher. I feel so well prepared for my NQT year and cannot wait to get to know my new class!