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BECOMING A TEACHER

The Course

Trainees attend a pre-course induction day with their host school mentor in July and a second induction day prior to taking up their main placement and we encourage trainees to spend time in their host school prior to starting the course if possible.

Each trainee is assigned a mentor in each school and an external mentor who will support and guide them through their professional development.

Throughout the year trainees complete directed tasks and assignments which build up their Professional Portfolio of evidence. This is a core requirement for the successful completion of the course and is matched to the Teachers’ Standards.

The course is structured so that trainees gain hands on experience in their host schools from the very beginning. Trainees spend approximately three days a week in school and two days a week on our taught course for the first 2 terms. During this time there are also opportunities to visit other partnership schools to further develop practice.

In the final term there are two block teaching practices, one in a second placement school and a final assessed teaching practice back in the main placement school. Training days are mainly based at Moulsham Infant School in Chelmsford although some training days are also held in other partnership schools.

Training covers the effective teaching of all Core and Foundation subjects, the wider curriculum and other current educational issues as well as developing trainees’ ICT skills.

We work in partnership with other local primary providers to o er a specialist training in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), English, Maths, Science, ICT, Drama, MfL, PE and EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).

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Tracy Goodway

Chelmsford Teaching Schools Alliance
Newlands Spring Primary School
Dickens Place
Newlands Spring
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 4UU
Tel: 01245 442031
cpdctsa@newlandsspring.essex.sch.uk

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