Training Overview

Once you have been made an offer for Initial Teacher Training with GLF Schools' Teacher Training, you will be assigned to a host school in which you will complete the majority of your training.  In the spring term you will complete a second placement of six weeks in another of our partnership schools to ensure that you experience diverse educational settings which will greatly enhance your learning experience.  

Newly qualified teachers (NQTs), Initial trainee teachers (ITTs) and qualified teachers are all judged against the national Teachers' Standards.   The GLF Schools' Teacher Training programme covers all of these eight Teachers' Standards that you must meet in order to receive Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). During the course of the year you will be developing your evidence portfolio, a key part of obtaining QTS status.  

You will receive professional studies training most weeks, on Wednesdays; these sessions will cover the skills and knowledge required to meet the teachers' standards. 

The professional studies sessions for primary trainees will take place at Danetree school, Cuddington Croft School and Glyn School, as well as a number of our other partner schools, which will give you the opportunity to experience a number of GLF schools.  You will need to be able to make your own way to these venues.

Professional studies sessions for secondary trainees take place at Glyn School but there may be visits to other GLF schools; you will be required to make your own travel arrangements to all of your professional studies sessions.

Primary and secondary trainees who take the PGCE option, will attend nine sessions at Roehampton University during the training year.