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, subject to Government guidelines.  

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 develop evidence to support your progress against the standards.  A range of evidence is sought, at each assessment point, to ensure that you are working at the required standard to obtain QTS status by the end of the programme.  

You will receive professional studies training, delivered by a memebr of the SCITT Leadership Team and / or specialists from our partnership schools as well as nationally recognised experts; these sessions will cover the skills and knowldge required to meet the Teacher's Standards and support you in developing your teaching skills over time.  As a team we work to ensure that training meets the needs of all trainee teachers, and we pride ourselves on delivering a programme that is responsive to trainees' needs.  

Trainees have the option of enhancing their training year by choosing the PGCE uplift.  Trainees who take this option will attend additional sessions with St Mary's University during the training year, as part of their professional studies programme.