Our Curriculum

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.

Our Curriculum Is

  • Built around the five core areas: behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours
  • Underpinned by the Core Content Framework
  • Delivered in phases: Preparing, Developing, Embedding and Enhancing
  • Underpinned by research: key reading is provided each week with further reading encouraged and facilitated
  • Focused on adaptive teaching and how to meet the needs of all learners
  • Reflective: Trainees reflect at the end of all sessions and consider HOW they will move forward their learning on practice

  • Routed in the subject: Subject sessions build upon the taught central curriculum and ensure everything is contextualised within the subject discipline
  • Ambitious: GORSE SCITT’s curriculum is ambitious due to its spiral nature. Each visit is not a repetition of previously delivered content but a deepening of it as trainee teachers enter the different phases of their training. Each encounter builds upon the previous one and allows for the development and honing of key knowledge and skills


  • How ready are you for your Initial Teacher Training Year?
  • How can you demonstrate high standards of personal and professional conduct?
  • How can you ensure that pupil safety, wellbeing, happiness and progress is at the heart of all you do?


  • How can you creative an effective behaviour for learning
  • How can you become confident in planning, teaching and
    evaluating lessons?


  • How can you ensure that you meet the needs of all learners?


  • How are you consistently applying your pedagogical
    knowledge to your teaching practice?
  • How can you ensure you are ready to be an effective Early
    Career Teacher?

Assessment for Qualified Teacher Status

On completion of the programme, trainees will have the confidence and competency to teach all children, 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 abreast of the realities of professional life.

“Through passion and commitment, they really will make a difference.”

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.

PGCE Information

Want to find out More?

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These virtual events will take place with our leadership team to give you an opportunity to find out more about the courses we offer, the support you will receive and your journey as a GORSE SCITT trainee.

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