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Developing initial teacher training.

There are many different paths into teaching.  Often non-teaching staff, look to become teachers and need support to achieve the relevant qualifications.  In partnership with Nayland primary school and as part of the University of Buckingham’s teacher training course, the aim is to create another pathway into the teaching profession.  

 

Aims

 

In partnership with Nayland primary school and as part of the University of Buckingham’s teacher training course, the aim is to create another pathway into the teaching profession.  

 

Background

 

This project was initiated by M Halsey of Littlegarth School in 2019.  Mr Halsey has worked at Littlegarth School for a number of years as a sports coach and teaching assistant.  He expressed a desire (to our Head Teacher) to train and to become a teacher after the completion of his degree course.  We wanted to create a project which enabled current staff to teacher train “on the job”.  Buckingham University required training to take place in different school settings which has led to the joint project between Littlegarth and Nayland.

 

Resources

 

  • Support resources from the University of Buckingham.

  • In house subject and development mentors.

  • University training mentor.    

 

Impact

 

The aim is to give current non teaching staff the opportunity if they wish to teacher train.  This will bringing more qualified teachers into the profession and further staff opportunities to develop.

 

Pupil Involvement

 

The trainees have to teach pupils from different year groups and Key Stages to qualify.  

 

Frequency

 

It takes a year for an individual to qualify and is hoped that following the successful project completion this year with Mr Halsay graduating with distinction, it will be repeated with others in the future.