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Initial Teacher Training
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"This course will enable Trainees to meet the Department for Education (DfE) Teachers’ Standards (2012) and to receive an outstanding starting point for their career as an early years QTS teacher."

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Programme Aims

To provide Trainees with the ability to:

  • Become committed, confident, autonomous, creative and reflective early years and primary teachers

  • Develop a deep understanding of the role of a professional teacher, in particular, preparing Trainees for a career in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 (2/3-7 years)

  • Value and understand the needs of every child and how to personalise learning for individuals, with a clear capacity to support children with SEN/D; identify and respond appropriately and early to issues of child safety and protection

  • Teach in culturally diverse and varied environments

  • Respond flexibly to changing circumstances and develop knowledge, understanding and skills throughout their professional lives

  • Work with originality and, where appropriate, propose new hypotheses in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in education

  • Lead and support colleagues in Early Years Foundation Stage Education and across a multi-professional partnership of child and family support services

  • Understand the protocols, policy, and practice to support children and families living in challenging circumstances

Teaching Methods

A range of teaching/learning methods will be employed throughout the programme, including:

  • School placements, visits, and observations of teaching and learning in a range of contexts including nurseries, special schools, children’s centres, and primary schools

  • Tutor/mentor input and directed tasks

  • Taught sessions

  • Study skills and academic skills support

  • Independent research/reading

  • Group work and workshops

  • Peer to peer sessions

  • Feedback on assignments and from observations of teaching practice (learning)

Course Content: Services

Upon successful completion of the course, trainees will have achieved all the QTS Teacher Standards (2012)

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