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The academic year is organised as follows:
Trainees will spend the first term in their main placement school. After Christmas, trainees will be given a six-week contrasting second placement until the February half term, after which they will return to their main placement school.
All of our Initial Teacher Training courses teach the age range 11-16 so every trainee will get an exposure to teaching Key Stages 3 and 4.
In addition to your main placement you will have:
One of the main characteristics of the Basingstoke Alliance SCITT Programme is its focus on the individual needs of the trainee. The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT (BASCITT) in a developing partnership with i2i Teaching Partnership offers a one-year programme that will support you to achieve both your Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and your PostGraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Our programme is delivered by expert practitioners, and is underpinned by the latest educational research. It will allow you to develop as a successful teacher by focusing on 7 key areas:
* Teacher Expectations and Behaviour for Learning
* Planning and Pedagogy
* Subject Knowledge
* Supporting All Learners To Succeed
* Assessment of Learning
* Professional Behaviours
Your skills as a teacher develop through centre-based training and your school placement. Centre-based training involves spending one day per week on your Professional Studies with fellow trainees, alongside specific Subject Studies days.
You will spend four days a week in your main placement school where you will be: part of the school community from the very start assigned a skilled and knowledgeable Subject Mentor to support and guide you introduced to the practice of teaching in a structured way, building up your teaching experience and timetable at a pace that matches your individual progress.
In addition to your main placement you will have: a second placement, experiences in Primary, KS5 and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) settings.
These will give you the opportunity to extend your practice and understand a wide variety of educational providers.
We have a multi-layered approach to ensuring that you are supported as an individual to develop into the best teacher you can be through your:
* Link Tutor
* Professional Mentor
* Pastoral Tutor
* Individual Care Plan (if appropriate) Individual Support Plan
We use continuous assessment throughout the year to ensure that you are on track to be awarded your QTS. Mentors feedforward on your development in the classroom, with your own electronic Portfolio providing an overview of your progress.
The PCGE goes hand-in-hand with your training towards QTS. It is assessed through three written assessments spaced throughout the course.
By engaging with both educational theory and practice, we aim to develop your identities as creative and reflective practitioners, collaborative colleagues and professional teachers.
The Professional Development Record (PDR) is designed to help trainees to plan the training; it is completed every week, identifying foci of thinking and work for the coming days.
At the end of the year, you will have been supported through the application and interview process to secure your first teaching position.
A trainee can expect these activities to be included in their school-based training programme:
Visit to a local school to observe students in an SEN environment – www.dovehouseacademy.com
Part of the unique nature of the Basingstoke Alliance SCITT is the provision of enhanced opportunities to experience wider educational issues in the form of a Special Needs Experience. Dove House School Academy is a designated teaching school, which caters for students with moderate learning difficulties between the ages of 11-16. It is also the lead school for the SCITT.
The purpose of such enhancements would be to reflect on other practice and allow it to inform individual teaching strategies. Evaluation of enhancements might be captured in an Education & Professional Studies written assignment, reflective development record insert or a seminar presentation.
The aims of the Dove House experience are to enhance: