About the course
Our programme prepares trainees to be outstanding teachers through a high-quality teaching and learning experience. The programme supports trainees to meet the government expectations outlined in the 2012 Teachers' Standards. Impact on pupil progress is at the heart of our programme.
Trainees will be employed by their placement school and will work alongside good and outstanding teachers four days a week. Applicants should note that they will be required to attend a professional studies day one day a week at the Atkins Centre in Sidcup, although there may be some sessions which will take place regionally.
Salaried trainees may have responsibility for their own class and may be expected to teach a higher percentage of the teaching timetable compared to an unsalaried trainee.
The course begins with a two-week induction programme. This provides every trainee with the knowledge and skill-base to prepare them for their placement schools, where they will observe good and outstanding practice in preparation for teaching.
Our General Professional Studies programme combines a pedagogical approach to learning with practical strategies for use in the classroom. Trainees will gain experience from practising teachers as well as specialist speakers in behaviour management, special educational needs and health and well-being.
Trainees receive one-to-one mentor support throughout their training year. Mentors carry out weekly observations and set targets to enable trainees to develop their teaching. This is documented through a weekly journal to reflect on all aspects of the programme. Trainees receive primary curriculum training sessions as well as dedicated support in maths, English and science delivered by a lead subject specialist.
Trainees are asked to submit an evidence bundle to demonstrate their progress against the Teachers' Standards. The overall quality of trainees' teaching will be judged by the impact they have had on pupil progress and learning over time.
Trainees experience a short placement of the key stages either side of their training programme and in a specialist teaching provision.
Candidates take part in a selection and recruitment process designed to assess their suitability to train to teach.
The aim of the interview process is for candidates to demonstrate why they have chosen teaching as a career and allow us to see their potential in the classroom setting.
If successful, candidates will be made a conditional offer of a place on our programme, subject to all course requirements being met.
How school placements work
TKAT SCITT arrange suitable school placements for the trainees. This enables us to ensure that we offer trainees a contrasting placement and a breadth of experience in their training year. Every effort is taken to place trainees in a school geographically convenient for them, without compromising their training needs.
Trainees will complete two placements. Their main placement (A) will be the trainees’ employing school where the majority of their training takes place. The second placement (B) will be for six weeks in a contrast setting and key stage.
Our programme is full-time (term time only). Trainees spend four days a week in school and one day a week at the TKAT centre in Sidcup, Kent. Please note that our Chichester training hub is currently secondary only. This means that all primary trainees will be required to travel to Sidcup one a day a week for their professional studies day.
Trainees on the salaried route will be paid on an unqualified teachers' pay scale 1 or 2 (discretion of the school).
The cost of the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) fee is met by the employing school.
The cost for the Post- Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters Credits is £2,000 and is met by the trainee.
Please note that salaried trainees are not eligible for student finance and therefore would need to self-fund their PGCE fee.
Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.
If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.
Applicants will need to demonstrate GCSE grade C / 4 (or standard equivalent) in mathematics, English and science.
Applicants who do not hold these qualifications will be asked to sit a GCSE equivalency test or asked for other evidence to demonstrate their ability.
Applicants must hold a degree of a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification.
Prior experience in a school is not required. However, we strongly recommend that you gain some experience to find out whether teaching is the career for you.
We are seeking well-qualified graduates who have a passion for learning and a commitment to helping children be the best that they can be.
- British residency/EU status;
- Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced clearance;
- Two satisfactory references;
- Recommended as medically fit to teach;
- Successful completion of the professional skills tests.
About the training provider
Chichester High School is an Outstanding School within The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). It holds Teaching School status and is a School Direct Lead school providing secondary (11-16) and primary (5-11) school-based initial teacher training. Applicants can gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a PGCE with Masters' credits. Our HEI Provider responsible for the PGCE is Leeds Beckett University.
Our ITT partner schools are:
Chichester High School
The Academy Selsey
Front Lawn Primary Academy
Portfield Primary Academy
Seal Primary Academy
Tangmere Primary Academy
We offer a bespoke training programme: every training session is delivered by a highly skilled, experienced and enthusiastic teacher. Our training is relevant and responsive to current developments in education and provides a hands-on approach to classroom practice. We believe the best teachers are trained by outstanding practitioners.
We support trainees in finding a suitable newly qualified teaching (NQT) post. All previous trainees have gained employment.
About the accredited provider
TKAT SCITT is the accredited ITT Provider offering an innovative school-based initial teacher training programme in a range of schools across the South East of England.
In 2014, Ofsted judged the TKAT SCITT to be 'Good' in all categories and said "A very coherent training programme which ensures that trainees carry through the lessons learned from central training and assignment work into their teaching".
Please visit our website for a full list of our ITT partner schools (www.scitt.tkat.org).
Training with disabilities and other needs
As part of TKAT, Chichester High School is an equal opportunity employer and as such we share the belief that no-one should receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, gender, disability, sexuality, age, income, religion, colour, marital status or ethnic or national origin. All applications are treated on merit.
Our excellent communication with our ITT Provider and ITT partner schools enable us to meet the needs of our trainees wherever possible, in successfully completing their teacher training programme.
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