About the training provider
Our programme is a school-centred initial teacher training programme that leads to Qualified Teacher Status. It’s designed to maximise time spent on the job, in contrasting schools, to fully prepare candidates for life as a teacher in the area. It’s a programme designed by our schools to grow our own workforce.
Firstly, our programme is completely personalised to each candidate; no two people have the same experience because we only train between 20 and 25 each year. We tailor the year to maximise your skills and make you better prepared to teach.
Secondly, because our trainees don’t have to attend University lectures, we have time to give them a bespoke enhancement programme running alongside the mainstream placements. Our trainees teach in primary schools, pupil referral units, Special Educational Needs settings and Sixth Forms. They also spend two days at our local private school to teach children with English as an additional language.
Finally, our programme is competitively priced because we know graduates are already carrying huge university debts. We charge £6165 for the year, as opposed to £9k+, but we also give our secondary trainees a free qualification in addition to QTS so trainees leave as Chartered Teachers of the PSHE Association Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education. This gives them an edge over other candidates when applying for jobs, and fully prepares them for teaching beyond the curriculum.
Our graduates are getting the local jobs. This year, we had 100% local employment rates!
Training with disabilities and other needs
The Fylde Coast Teaching School encourages the development of a teacher training community in which diversity is valued. An important part of putting this into practice is a commitment to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of disability in all training matters, to increase employment opportunities for people who have a disability and to ensure that its recruitment and selection processes are fully accessible.
At the point of application, we ask candidates if they need any adjustments for the interview or any extra time. We make it clear that any information will always be kept strictly confidential unless they agree to it being shared with schools or mentors.
We meet individually with trainees regularly about their needs. Trainees have different learning needs and are members of diverse communities: a trainee with dyslexia may also be a single parent and a trainee with depression may also be struggling with finance. Talking to trainees about their individual needs early, and ensuring all reasonable adjustments are in place before they begin their placements in schools, is crucial.
In our Ofsted inspection report 2017, it states:
Both pastoral support and wrap-around, bespoke care across the partnership are outstanding. Every trainee teacher has access to the partnership’s life coach. He delivers regular sessions to individuals and to the cohort on developing resilience, maintaining a work–life balance and ensuring emotional well-being. Trainees really value this unique feature of the partnership.
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||Fylde Coast Teaching Sch, c/o Blackpool 6th Form Coll, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool FY3 7LR
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