Are you ready to make the difference?
At Victoria Academies Teacher Training we deliver a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme where educational theory and practice are expertly combined, providing our trainees with a stimulating and highly relevant training experience.
Victoria Academies Teacher Training offers a practical and ‘hands on’ approach to your training, providing the unique opportunity to train within our vibrant family of Trust schools.
From day one you will be immersed in school life, interacting with our staff and pupils, and engaging with the classroom environment. At the beginning of the course you will undertake centrally taught sessions, and also observe lessons, in order to directly experience how the theory you learn can be put into practice in the classroom setting.
By the second half term, you will start your first school attachment, where you will be supporting outstanding teachers in the classroom and will also start to teach lessons yourself. You will gradually build up the amount of time you spend teaching as the year progresses, and on your second attachment, towards the end of the training year, you will eventually build up to teaching 80% of a class timetable!
You will be guided and supported every step of the way through this process by your tutor, mentors, and Victoria Academies Teacher Training session leaders, who together will provide you with the relevant theory, subject knowledge and pedagogy that you will need in order to succeed on the course.
Learning to teach at Victoria Academies Teacher Training gives trainees the opportunity to:
Depending on your chosen training route:
- gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- gain up to 60 credits towards a Masters Qualification (accredited by the University of Birmingham)
- benefit from fantastic career prospects
The taught course
We provide a number of centrally taught sessions within the core modules of Professional Studies, Maths, English, Science and Computing.
For those trainees who choose the PGCE with QTS routes, linked to core sessions in Maths, English and Professional Studies is the requirement to complete three masters level written assignments that lead to the award of masters credits and the PGCE. Trainees are granted access to the University of Birmingham’s library to enable the successful completion of these. You will be given separate session guidance for core modules that detail the overview and aims of each session.
Other subjects which are covered in centrally taught sessions include:
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Art, Design and Technology
- Social Enterprise
- Forest schools
- Modern Foreign Languages
All sessions are delivered by Victoria Academies Teacher Training trainers, who are subject leaders and specialists within their given area. For trainees who are completing the EYFS route, there are additional sessions designed to cover early childhood development and areas of EYFS practice. All trainees are required to keep subject knowledge folders to document learning from each of the core modules and track this learning alongside any additional subject knowledge enhancement that they complete within their subject knowledge action plans.
We understand that undertaking teacher training is an investment, and we take your future employment seriously. We are thrilled to say that 100% of trainees who completed our programme in 2015/16 and 2016/17 went on to secure employment as NQTs.
Well over half of our trainees (65%) secure employment at schools within Victoria Academies Trust as NQTs, and they continue to benefit from the supportive relationships formed during their training year. Where possible, our vision is to train teachers who will remain within Victoria Academies Trust, serving our local communities and transforming the lives of the children at our schools.
EMPLOYMENT WITH ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS
*100% of trainees that completed the course passed
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