In addition to the school-based training, all trainees will attend weekly core training sessions that will take place in a range of venues across the partnership on Fridays. Core training is delivered by subject specialists and other qualified professionals from within the ITTC Partnership, the LEA and beyond. These sessions provide a coherent, well-sequenced programme, which meets the statutory requirements of the Core Content Framework.
The sessions enable trainees to to develop a deeper understanding of key issues and pedagogical thinking by encouraging them to critically reflect on research and draw upon the best available evidence to inform their own classroom practice.
The core training sessions also provide an opportunity for trainees to compare notes with peers working in other schools and share experiences within a supportive environment.
The combination of school and centre-based training ensures that all trainees gain the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the Teachers' Standards by the end of the year and the time to practise and develop their pedagogy, fully preparing them for the next stage of their training.
"All speakers were incredibly knowledgeable of their subject and delivered the sessions in an engaging way." Former Trainee
Post Session Tasks
Post session tasks are set by the provider of the core training session and are carried out by trainees in their placement schools, supported by their experienced teacher tutors and training managers. These tasks help trainees to deepen their understanding of the subject covered, gain further experience through first-hand experience and encourage them to link theory to practice within the wider context of their schools.
"The post-session tasks attached to core training sessions encouraged us to engage in practice which we might not have necessarily encountered otherwise; better preparing us." Former Trainee