Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

 

From September 2019 Gorsey Bank will be running a Primary SCITT programme as part of the Outstanding Altius Alliance which is part of the Laurus Trust. We will be working with a number of good and outstanding schools from Cheshire and South Manchester to provide an exceptional training course which meets the needs of each individual trainee.

We have been involved with Initial Teacher Training for many years, offering placements for teachers studying towards their BA in Education and their Post Graduate Certificates in Education. For the last few years we have been involved in the School Direct route into teaching and have been accredited with ‘Advanced Alliance Partner’ status from Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Testimonials from previous trainees

“The experience I gained in school through the school based route was invaluable. I learnt about the workings of a school from how the school operates to setting up classrooms and the reality of what a school day involves. I was able to build relationships with staff and children in my class from the very start of the year.”

Former School Direct Trainee, now Class Teacher at Gorsey Bank

 

“I’d say that the school based route is the best way to train, especially if you learn by doing rather than reading, as you are immersed in the school environment from day one. You feel like a teacher very early on and the amount of time in school means that you will experience everything first hand. There is so much support from your school and the alliance that you can feel confident in trying things out and knowing that if you go wrong there is always someone who can help.”

Current School Direct Trainee

 

“One of the most valuable parts of the course so far is being in the classroom right from day 1. You see what other PGCE students don’t- how the class teacher gets to know the children and build up behaviour management strategies with them. The support and opportunities from the school, staff, and their connections with other schools has been brilliant.”

Current School Direct Trainee

 

“The support and advice I have received from staff is priceless and invaluable. A fantastic route into teaching.”

Current School Direct Trainee

 

 

What is a SCITT?

SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training and has the huge advantage of being able to provide practical, hands-on teacher training, delivered by experienced, practising teachers based in their own school or a school in their network or alliance.

Associate Teachers (ATs) can expect to gain placements and training in schools with vast experience of initial teacher training, including schools which excel at training and developing their own staff. The course includes a number of school based training days led by Specialist Leaders of Educations (SLEs) on a range of essential and current themes and based in a range of host schools.

We offer a number of post-grad teacher training places in collaboration with our partner primaries, all of whom are good or outstanding schools, to ensure that our trainees learn from and with the best.

We are looking for applicants with the potential to become outstanding practitioners.

We are committed to supporting our trainees in finding teaching posts upon the completion of their training and have successfully done so for every trainee we have worked with over the last 5 years as Lead School for the School Direct route.

Further information please contact admin@gorseybank.net