Initial Teacher Training

teachme_picDo you want to be a primary school teacher?

Would you like to complete your teacher training in Dorset?

This programme combines school based practice and reflection, with academic on-line learning and face to face training events.  The taught programme is designed and led by outstanding school practitioners, giving trainee teachers practical training and advice, combined with classroom experience in primary and special schools across Dorset.  Our partnership of 29 schools, offers varied opportunities to gain experience in both costal, rural and urban school settings.

Our academic partner is the University of Exeter and the successful trainees with gain PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) though this programme.  The university is consistently graded Outstanding by OFSTED, and is ranked amongst the top three university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2013.

Through this programme, you will learn how to teach through a combination of core programme of distance learning with the University, supported by face to face training led by classroom practitioners from across the partnership and other specialists, and your own observations and practical application ofthe learning with supported reflection, mentoring and coaching which will support trainees in meeting the teaching standards and gaining QTS.

In addition to the core programme, there will be opportunities to spend time in one of the 5 special schools in Dorset and explore ways of supporting learners with special educational needs more effectively, and in doing so, creating a powerful learning environment for all children. There are also options for placements in the special schools for those who wish to immerse themselves in the world of additional needs.

To find out more about our programme, come along to one of our drop in sessions. The next one is on 4th October (5 – 7-30pm) at The Thomas Hardye School, Queens Ave, Dorchester DT1 2ET or contact Nichola Chitson or Annie Baddiley for further information on:
Tel: 01305 833 518

For general information on routes into teaching this leaflet (Routes into teaching chart) gives you a useful summary.