Headteacher's Weekly Roundup Newsletter: Week 16
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Initial Teacher Training Programmes
Are you thinking about a career in teaching?
At Bridlington School we believe passionately in ‘growing our own’ staff and have a strong track record of doing this very effectively. Three of our current Middle Leaders were themselves pupils at the school, trained to become teachers with us, were recruited as teachers by us and have subsequently been promoted to leadership posts. Five of our six Heads of Faculty joined us as NQTs and have worked their way up the ranks to become high performing members of our Extended Senior Leadership Team.
Ensuring that our staff develop their skills as teachers and leaders is just as important to us as enabling our pupils to fulfil their potential. To this end we operate a highly structured and dynamic staff training programme. Trainee Teachers have their own training programme designed to equip them to develop a well-rounded understanding of educational policy and practice and become highly effective classroom practitioners and form tutors.
This is what our trainees have said about training to teach at Bridlington School;
“A really enjoyable experience that confirmed my passion to become a teacher. Very supportive staff and help is always available- even after school hours! I am really please that I chose Bridlington School to carry out my teacher training. I hope one day that I will be back teaching there”
“A demanding yet but fun year doing my teacher training at Bridlington School. Great relationships between pupils and staff. I enjoyed learning from my supportive mentor and making my lessons more enjoyable each time.”
What ITT programmes do we offer?
Bridlington School currently supports trainee teachers on PGCE and SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programmes. We facilitate this through our partnerships with GORSE SCITT, with Hull University and also through YHTT (Yorkshire Humber Teacher Training). Please click on the providers below to find out more information on these:
What is SCITT?
School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) operates within a network of good and outstanding schools that have been approved to run school-centered courses. This allows schools to take more control of teacher training providing a practical, hands-on approach. The training is delivered by experienced, practicing teachers based in their own school, or a school in their network.
We believe that the SCITT provides trainee teachers with the opportunity to put theory in to practice and gain confidence through increased contact with the school environment. The increased time spent in school will enable trainees to quickly acquire the depth of knowledge and range of skills required for effective teaching.
If you share our passion for teaching and learning and are committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people, we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how we can support you to train to become an outstanding teacher at Bridlington School. You can also come and spend some time with us to gain some experience in the classroom, this will provide you with a valuable insight in to teaching and also strengthen potential applications and interviews if you decide to pursue your interest in teacher training. Simply register your details here to participate in the School Experience Programme.
For further information please contact:
Natalie Clifton on 01262 672593 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Bridlington School we run a very successful NQT induction process, the systems and processes that are in place are robust and well structured. The NQT Induction programme structure is based on the guidance provided by our local authority, we are recognised by them as a school that delivers an outstanding period of NQT induction within the East Riding of Yorkshire.
‘The induction process is very well organised and thorough with NQT’s being given individualised support and guidance to address their particular needs. The induction process is effectively led and managed by the induction tutor with all stakeholders having ample guidance documentation and support to ensure clarity about their roles’.
Quote from LA Quality Assurance Visit 2018
We believe passionately in ‘growing our own’ staff and have a strong track record of doing this very effectively. We currently have over 20 members of staff who have completed their NQT induction period with us, many who have gone on to hold more senior positions in the school.
This is what our NQT’s say about our NQT programme;
“I'm really pleased I completed my NQT at Bridlington School. My mentor, NQT coordinator and the school were incredibly supportive and encouraging throughout the year. In addition to this I was given many opportunities to complete training both internally and externally to further my teaching practice.”
‘A really well organised programme. Everything is organised, I always know what to do and when, the induction process is excellent. Keeping track of deadlines is managed really effectively’.
‘The NQT induction programme has helped me to develop my skills and improve my practice through effective support, structure and guidance. I feel that it is very important as an NQT to be in a school that supports teachers in their NQT year, Bridlington School has fulfilled all my expectations with regards to the induction period’.
Quotes from NQT’s 2018
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