The Learn to Curriculum
Our drive and commitment from our partnership schools inspires our pursuit of excellence and desire to promote the highest possible standard of provision. We are unapologetic in our pursuit of exacting standards. However, we simultaneously recognise that our trainees are learning how to teach and it is this aspect that is the inspiration for our ‘Learn to Curriculum’.
Our curriculum enables trainees to develop the knowledge and skills they need to teach whilst nurturing and supporting them to become resilient and reflective practitioners. A carefully sequenced curriculum gives the trainees the necessary knowledge and skills and opportunities to practise at the right time in their development.
The ‘Learn to’ curriculum has been designed in 3 stages:
Stage 1 Building Foundations
Stage 2 Adaptive Teacher
Stage 3 Early Career Teacher
Our highly skilled and dedicated Learning Leads have the necessary skills to deliver our Learn to Curriculum in a passionate and engaging way, personalising it to each trainee in order to meet their individual needs. As well as learning from experts, trainees reflect upon a variety of evidence-based theories and practice to enhance and stimulate their learning and form deeper connections to previous learning.
Training (Hub and Subject Specific)
Learning to Teach a Subject : Each subject has a dedicated Subject Learning Lead to teach you the essential skills, knowledge and understanding required to be an effective teacher.
Learning to Teach/Be a Teacher:
This part of the curriculum is delivered by our Hub Learning Leads. It consists of the 5 strands: Behaviour, Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Behaviours.
Each curriculum strand identifies what you will learn and is integrated to enable you to learn the right content at the right time. Every session is delivered at the Hubs by the Hub Learning Leads. This means that they can personalise the learning to meet your individual needs. You will have the opportunity to practise and receive feedback through a range of approaches and tasks, which are tailored to effectively retrieve your knowledge before building on it with new content.
This aspect of the curriculum gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt through your engagement with training and recent, relevant research into your teaching. Your first placement begins at your Hub school and then you will complete an additional 2 placements at one of our partnership schools. You will have a dedicated mentor to guide and support you throughout.
Each placement contributes to achieving the Teachers’ Standards at the end of the year and the final placement allows you to demonstrate your ability to use all the aspects of learning on the programme to be an effective and autonomous Early Career Teacher.
The PGCE is fully integrated into the training and the school led curriculum and aims to give you a secure understanding and critical awareness of the teacher’s role. Trainees will debate processes and issues related to becoming effective, critically aware and creative teachers. You will complete tasks, presentations and academic assignments to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding.