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The Curriculum

The Curriculum of our training programme is tailor-made to meet the learning
needs of trainee teachers working with us and is underpinned by the Initial Teacher Training
Core Content Framework. Our rigorous, sequential and interconnected curriculum,
developed through partnership and true collaboration, provides all GORSE SCITT trainees
with the opportunity to develop as skilled and reflective professionals with the ability to
transform lives. We are unashamedly ambitious in our pursuit of excellence and are
responsive to trainee feedback and emerging national issues.

We provide knowledge of:

  • The Primary and Early Years Curriculum
  • Subject knowledge and progression across key stages at Secondary and Post-16
  • Researched informed pedagogy including how children learn
  • Statutory frameworks
  • Professional Networks
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Wellbeing

We provide the skills to:

  • Meet the Teachers’ Standards and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Manage behaviour for learning
  • Meet the needs of all students, including those who are disadvantaged, who have special educational needs and disabilities or where English is an additional language
  • Communicate effectively
  • Become resilient and self-reliant learners
  • Manage workload and work/life balance
  • Become leaders

Our ambitious curriculum has 10 core aims at the heart of it, they are interwoven throughout your year long course: 

  • Subject Knowledge: Teachers are masters of their subject. They have a depth of knowledge that enables them to craft engaging learning journeys for all students. They constantly strive to enhance their knowledge far beyond the curriculum.  
  • Pedagogy: A teacher understands the learning and developmental journey of a student, from early years until they become adults. Teachers read and act upon pedagogy, both traditional and cutting-edge when planning engaging and varied lessons. 
  • Evidenced-based Practice: Teachers stay alert to current theories and best practice around teaching and weave these into their planning. They also act on the support and feedback of other professionals for the benefit of their students.  
  • Ambition, reaching beyond the Rubric: Teachers enhance the learning of all students by taking them beyond the curriculum to the fringes of their discipline, or the links between other subjects.  
  • The Learning Needs of the Child: All students are different. Some students have special educational needs. Some students speak English as an additional language. Some students come from supportive households and, sadly, some do not. A teacher personalises the learning for all students. Student progress is a right, not a privilege.  
  • All forms of assessment: Teachers constantly assess their students through many different means, in both formative and summative ways. Assessment is a thread that ties all others together. It informs your planning, personalisation and the progress of your students.  
  • Professional Behaviours: Teachers do more than just teach: they contribute to the broader school community. They lead students into the exciting realm of extra-curricular, as well as building strong relationships with parents, carers and their professional peers.  
  • Constant Self-Reflection and monitoring of Children’s behaviours: A reflective teacher is one that is constantly striving to improve their practice for the good of their students. A reflective teacher acts on constructive feedback and is never happy to settle for average.  
  • Safeguarding: A teacher has a relentless commitment to the safeguarding and pastoral care of their students. Students cannot learn, progress, be happy or safe without the dedicated pastoral support of their teacher.  
  • Behaviour Management: A students who is engaged in their lesson with work designed to help them progress will exhibit good behaviour. A teacher builds strong and positive working relationships with their students, but it is also consistent with praising good behaviour and consistent is supporting students with behaviour that challenges. 

Ongoing assessment is through the submission of evidence using our Trackle system with a focus on practice not paperwork. The Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) is integrated into classroom practice.

On completion of the programme, trainees will have the confidence and competency to teach all children well regardless of background and to remove any barriers to learning. Trainees will enter the teaching profession as practitioners rooted in current research, demonstrating the highest professional standards, prepared to teach and for the realities of professional life. Through passion and commitment, they really will make a difference.

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