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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.  


School Led

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.


PGCE

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.

OUR SCHOOLS

A map of our schools

Bedale CofE Primary School

Bedale CofE Primary School

Firby Road, Bedale, DL8 2AT

Brompton on Swale C of E

Brompton on Swale C of E

Brompton Park, Brompton, Richmond, DL10 7JW

Cockfield Primary School

Cockfield Primary School

Front Street, Cockfield, DL13 5EN

Crook Primary School

Crook Primary School

Croft Avenue, Crook, DL15 8QG

Federation of Abbey Primary

Federation of Abbey Primary

Cleveland Terrace, Darlington DL3 8JH

Green Lane C of E Primary

Green Lane C of E Primary

Green Lane, Barnard Castle, DL12 8LG

Wolsingham Primary School

Wolsingham Primary School

Uppertown, Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3ET

Peases West Primary School

Peases West Primary School

Billy Row, Crook, DL15 9SZ

Prince Bishops Community Primary

Prince Bishops Community Primary

Gibson Street, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8DY

Richmond Methodist School

Richmond Methodist School

Darlington Road, Richmond, DL10 7BH

Sedgefield Hardwick

Sedgefield Hardwick

Hawthorn Road, Sedgefield, TS21 3DA

South Otterington C of E Primary School

South Otterington C of E Primary School

South Otterington, Northallerton, DL7 9HD

Montalbo Nursery and Primary School

Montalbo Nursery and Primary School

Fairfield Road, Barnard Castle, DL12 8TN

Staindrop C of E Primary

Staindrop C of E Primary

Swan Wynd, Staindrop, DL2 3NL

Toft Hill Primary School

Toft Hill Primary School

Toft Hill, Bishop Auckland, DL14 0JH

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