Assessing You for the Award of QTS
To complete the course successfully and be eligible for Qualified Teacher Status you must be assessed against and achieve all of the Department for Education teachers’ standards.
Assessment at High Force is an ongoing process that lasts throughout the training year with the aim of enabling our trainees to grow the skills they need to step into the classroom on day one as an Early Career Teacher who is reflective, resilient and ready to inspire the children in our schools.
Formative assessment, coupled with moderation and formal review points are used to assess that you are on track to meet the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the year.
We want you to have long careers in our schools therefore we recognise that onerous recording activities do not add value to your professional development as a teacher. Therefore, we use a holistic approach to assess you and gather evidence that you are making progress in our ‘Learn to Curriculum’.
Early -Assessment Point 1
Mid-Point -Assessment Point 2
Final- Assessment Point 3
Helping you to Improve your Subject Knowledge
We provide subject knowledge booster sessions and/or revision information in systematic synthetic phonics, maths, English and science across the year to support you in your developing understanding of the national curriculum. By the end of your training, you will have a secure knowledge and understanding of all subjects allowing you to teach effectively.
Fundamental English and Mathematics Fundamentals
The New Approach
Under the new approach all providers are expected to make an assessment of your English and mathematics knowledge before Qualified Teacher Status or Early Years Teacher Status is awarded. ITT providers must, as an accreditation requirement, assure that trainees have these skills either during the selection process, or later during the training programme. Any work to address shortfalls in English and mathematics would be undertaken by you in addition to other aspects of your training