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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

Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.