Wildern Partnership SCITT
High Quality, Collaborative and Cross Phase School Centred Initial Teacher Training
Through the provision of high quality, cross phase and collaborative facilitation, we aim to develop you as lifelong learners, reflective practitioners and critical thinkers who develop and pursue an understanding of how theory underpins practice.
We commit to support you as outstanding local teachers who are fully prepared to teach across a range of contexts and are equipped for your first steps into a successful career in teaching.
The cross phase aspect of our programme is significant feature and strength. Much of your central based training takes place together, maximising your experiences and giving you the opportunity to work alongside primary and secondary colleagues and learn from them. This is particularly beneficial with regard to transferable teaching and learning skills such as Behaviours for Learning, Assessment of and For Learning, Differentiation, Phonics, Literacy and Numeracy.
In addition the element of the programme designated as ‘Enriched Learning Experience’ affords you the opportunity to spend time in a variety of settings in the alternative Key Stages to that in which you are training and, where possible, Special Schools giving you a genuine cross phase breadth of experience.
Our Programme – Why Train With Us
The Wildern Partnership SCITT has been developed through years of collaboration with our partnership schools, colleges and universities and offers a school based, high quality, cross phase and coherent training programme which is adapted to your individual needs. Our Hampshire location in a bespoke training centre on the Wildern School site ensures that trainees receive an excellent starting point to their training and a head start for later development.
We offer a full time one year training programme commencing in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in being awarded QTS, along with a Professional Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Level 6. We also offer, through the University of Chichester MA (Education) Programme, the option to upgrade to a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Level 7 in your NQT year.
We work in close partnership with the University of Chichester which has a long-established record of excellent initial teach training and is graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. This partnership ensures academic rigour enabling our trainees to establish links between theory and practice and understand how research is key to your professional development throughout your teaching career. The University of Chichester are involved in the development and moderation of the PGCE assignments and the Quality Assurance of our programme.
Our programme offers coherent academic practice which supports your classroom teaching. Pedagogy, in turn, provides valuable action research to inform your assignment writing.
You will gain experience and training from schools within the ETC Teaching School Alliance, including Primary, Secondary, Post 16 and Special Schools the majority of which are in Hampshire. The length, breadth, and content of the training will be flexible, taking account of your individual previous achievements, strengths and areas of development and ongoing interests.
Your school based Curriculum or Phase Mentor will be a class teacher of the school in which you are placed. These high quality practitioners receive regular and bespoke training and updates from the Wildern Partnership to and has responsibility for ensuring that you have an appropriate Individual Training Plan and that you have every opportunity to meet the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. For the duration of your training your timetable will build up each term at a rate which is managed and agreed with your school based Curriculum and Professional Mentors and SCITT Tutor.
- receive 60 days training across the year
- teach across two consecutive age ranges/phases
- experience teaching in at least two contrasting schools.
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Our primary and secondary partnership schools offer a rich cultural diversity and are located over a wide region encompassing rural, suburban, forest and coastal areas.