Your initial training will predominantly be based in the Lead School for your chosen subject, alongside some days at Leeds Trinity University. This is so you can spend time with tutors who are subject experts. You will be fully immersed in the school environment from week one, learning from experienced and expert practitioners. You will be recognised as a professional by other school members, pupils and parents.
The essentials you will cover in your Lead School training include:
Working alongside other trainees in your Lead School, your learning will not only benefit from discussing ideas and working collaboratively, but it will also help you to build a solid support network throughout your course and beyond.
Now that you have completed your initial training, you will enter a full-time placement with a partner school. You will still have some core development days at your Lead School.
During this placement you will have:
In this placement you will still receive high quality support as you did in your first placement, from a subject dedicated mentor, the Lead School and Leeds SCITT.
During this placement you will have the opportunity and be encouraged to:
To give you an excellent understanding of the schools in Leeds and the surrounding areas you will visit a range of contrasting schools, which include the Shanidar TSA, Post 16 settings, Primary Schools and schools with special status.
In your last two weeks of the training year, you will have an invaluable opportunity to undertake an enhancement experience, which will allow you to focus on a specific area. This is personalised for each trainee and is an excellent time to pursue additional subject knowledge, organising out of school learning and much more!
The practical nature of the course fully prepared me to teach. I was confident in starting my NQT year as a proficient teacher thanks to the skills I developed on Leeds SCITT. I am now a lead practitioner helping to manage whole school teaching and learning initiatives and I often reflect on aspects of my training that enables me to progress in my career.
— James, Maths Trainee