About the training provider
TADSS ITT Partnership is a group of nearly forty first, primary and special schools across Dorset. We have a 100% completion success rate and all 2018/19 trainees are employed in Dorset schools.
Our teacher training programme combines:
- school based practice and reflection
- academic on-line learning
- face to face training events.
Our wide partnership gives opportunities to gain experience in coastal, rural or urban school settings, with trainees predominately placed within thirty minutes of home. Trainees can express a preference for placements in both mainstream and special schools.
We offer places for Primary phase teacher training in Dorset through the School Direct route into teaching. This means our trainees are mainly school based during their training year. The intensive and immersive classroom experience helps to build teaching skills, supported by an experienced classroom teacher and in-school mentor.
Alongside the practical experience, our trainees regularly come together for our taught programme:
- An intensive 15 day programme, covering all aspects of the curriculum and teaching
- A strong emphasis on understanding special educational needs and positive behaviour management
- Designed and led by outstanding school practitioners, giving trainee teachers practical training and advice based on classroom experience
In addition, our trainees are students of the University of Exeter who award Qualified Teacher Status and the Post Graduate Certificate of Education to trainees on successful completion of the training year. Trainees are allocated a day each week for their academic studies with the university, studying at home or in school.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We work with our trainees as individuals in order to ensure they can access the programme and are effectively supported in school, whatever their needs. The trainees progress in school at their own pace.
The University of Exeter provides comprehensive student services that include AccessAbility and Wellbeing teams, Student Learning Skills Service, Student Advice Unit, Counselling Service, Students’ Union Advisors, Student Health Centre, Family Centre and the Chaplaincy. For further details on the wealth of support available to you please go to Student Support Services
PGCE trainees can access the support of a Wellbeing Services Welfare Caseworker to discuss concerns, talk through options for support or understand more about how the University Wellbeing Services may be able to help.
Alongside the support described above, every PGCE trainee is assessed by an Occupational Health provider as part of the admissions process to ensure they are fit to teach in a school setting. If the Occupational Health provider recommends any adjustments, the University’s Partnership Office will ensure you are placed in schools where these adjustments can be made, providing they are logistically possible and reasonable
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