About the training provider
Gateshead Teaching School Alliance works in partnership with Carmel Teacher Training Partnership (CTTP), an outstanding Initial Teacher Training Provider based at Carmel College Darlington, an outstanding 11-18 college. Our GTSA training programme is Primary 5-11 years . We pride ourselves on the bespoke level of training for all our trainees, focused on our high quality training provision from very experienced practitioners. The Partnership is made up of Catholic and non-Catholic, primary schools, widely spread across Gateshead and the surrounding area. The GTSA School Centred Initial Teacher Training course aims to promote excellence in all aspects of education. This is achieved through high quality central and school-based training activities, regular observations with developmental feedback, to secure progress throughout the training programme. Central training takes place in clusters around our Lead Schools. Our overarching aim is to provide the most skilled and competent practitioners for our schools, improving the outcomes and life chances for young people.
A very high percentage of trainees on our programme either gain employment in their placement schools, or within our Partnership of schools. GTSA is a well-established Provider, offering a friendly, nurturing and supportive environment for all trainees. Successful completion leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 credits towards Masters accreditation, which is completed via the flying faculty of St. Mary’s University Twickenham but delivered at Carmel College and one of our Northern Lead schools, St Cuthbert’s High, Newcastle.
About the accredited body
Each trainee has a dedicated mentor within the school with whom they meet weekly, to guide and reflect on progress throughout the year. Each trainee is also supported by a Professional Tutor (PT), a school leader who meets with the trainee regularly, joint observes with the mentor, moderates and ensure that the trainee has an outstanding experience. The central team from CTTP are in regular contact to QA, moderate and support all trainees on their journey.
Training with disabilities and other needs
All Schools within the Gateshead Teaching School Alliance and Carmel Teacher Training Partnership are fully accessible. Provision for additional support where needed is provided on site. Please contact Claire Hutton on firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific disability access requirements.
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