How will you be assessed?

Successful completion of the course will result in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  To do this, trainees are required to build up evidence to meet the Teaching Standards.  Once QTS has been achieved, you are then ready to complete the Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year.

Evidence to show the teaching standards have been met comes from a variety of sources:

  • A learning journal which collates evidence from all the training undertaken through the year;
  • Termly school experience assessment reports graded against the Teachers Standards;
  • Two formally graded reports in December and May from your Subject Board Tutors;
  • Formal Lesson Observations;
  • Four formally assessed professional and subject based assignments that will integrate theory and practice. These assignments must be completed and passed;
  • Teaching Files – a series of files containing, lesson plans, schemes of work and resources compiled throughout the year;
  • A Viva which in effect is a verbal counterpart to the evidence gathered to meet the Teachers Standards.