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Teacher Training Programme

Broomgrove Infant and Junior School support local teacher training through the Tendring Hundred Primary SCITT progamme


About This Training Programme


Course Structure

The Tendring Hundred Primary SCITT course offers high quality postgraduate training, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The 38 week course combines practical school experience with professional training and gives a choice of age range: Pathway One 3-7 years (Early Years and Key Stage 1) and Pathway Two 5-11 years (Key Stages 1 and 2). From 2015 we will be offering a PGCE with the University of Essex (subject to validation).

The school-based programme has been developed by a group of Headteachers in the Tendring area and includes significant school experience, block teaching practices, training and tutorials. The majority of training sessions are delivered at the Lead School, which is Chase Lane Primary and other partnership schools as appropriate. School experience and teaching practices take place in two different schools within the local area. There is the opportunity to visit other schools, nurseries and pre-school providers.


Course Outline

Trainees have induction days at the beginning of the course and are introduced to their host school and Mentor early on in the Autumn Term.  During the Autumn Term Trainees will generally spend three days a week in school and two days on professional studies and developing their subject knowledge. During the Spring Term the Trainees complete a 5 week block practice in their twin placement school and in the Summer Term Trainees complete a 6 week block teaching practice.



The QTS programme has no formal examinations. Trainees are assessed in relation to the Teachers' Standards for Qualified Teacher Status throughout the course by written assignments, tasks, presentations and practical work in schools.  Modules for the PGCE will be assessed by the University of Essex (subject to validation).



Course fees are £9000. Trainees can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount.



At present a bursary of £9000 is available to those with a first class degree, whilst those with a 2:1 are eligible for a bursary of £4000. Trainees may apply for a means tested maintenance grant and are eligible to apply for a student loan.


What makes us special?

Based in local schools in the Tendring and Colchester area.
Run and organised by the schools which have a proven track record of working collaboratively.
Tailor made course to reflect the needs of schools and to produce good teachers with high levels of practical teaching skills.
Practical and taught elements of the course are strongly linked.
Trainees have the opportunity to explore inclusion and diversity in a range of schools.
All Trainees complete a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) module and additional training is offered in music.
Partnership schools include infant, junior, primary, large, small, village, church-aided and pre-schools.
Teachers from the schools act as Mentors, as Training Managers and deliver most of the training, providing a strong support network.
The schools have had experience in training and support for Trainee Teachers.
Excellent employment prospects within the local area. The majority of our successful Trainees gain positions within local schools.
Opportunity to gain a PGCE with the University of Essex (subject to validation).


Find out more details from our own website at http://www.thpscitt.org.

For details on how to apply see http://www.ucas.com/apply/teacher-training.