Our Primary 5 - 11 course has been designed to give you the very best mix of school-based training, taught sessions, and specialist enrichment. You will become reflective and adaptive to the evolving nature of teaching, ensuring the highest quality experience for your pupils.
Our school-based programme allows you to be immersed in school life from the moment you arrive on the course.
You will be introduced to your host school and staff on inset days, before meeting the children, allowing you to build relationships with staff and embed yourself in the school community.
As the term progresses you will be supported in school by your Class Mentor and Learning Coach to take on more responsibilities and in turn, given more freedom to explore your learning and creativity. With the goal being to step your whole class teaching time from 40% in the autumn term to 80% in the summer term, mirroring what you will see in your first year as an Early Career Teacher.
At Inspiring Leaders we pride ourselves on enabling trainees to learn from some of the most exceptional teaching professionals in the field. Our passionate Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) are current teachers who have been recognised by the government for their expertise and specialist knowledge. Our SLEs are best placed to offer you the chance to not only get to explore each subject across the primary curriculum but also are gaining the most up to date information and strategies in learning and teaching.
Our taught sessions span the whole of your training year. In the autumn term, we focus on Teaching and Learning, Inclusion, Safeguarding alongside the core subjects, English, Maths and Science to make sure you have a strong foundation of knowledge. Throughout the rest of the year, the broader range of subjects are introduced and you have the chance to explore how you will engage children in Design and Technology, PE and Geography to name a few.
We partner with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Leicester (UoL) to provide the PGCE element of the course. We work closely with both universities to ensure you are provided with the best possible university training, with the theoretical and academic underpinning to help you in the classroom.
The university staff will be on hand to aid with input on academic research and writing to help you when completing your assignments. These assignments make up the PGCE element of the course and consist of two 30 credit modules centred around Teaching and Learning Theory and an intervention you plan for a child in reference to your experience in school. These assignments will be submitted at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms.
As a member of the universities, you will also be able to access their recourses and facilities, including the libraries, student services and benefits. Each university will provide you with an induction to the services available at the beginning of the course.
Are you ready to start you journey to become an amazing teacher?
We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can support your application to become a teacher, Please contact us via phone or by filling in the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.