How our programme helps schools
Our programme has been designed with schools at the forefront. We are part of one of the largest UK-based education recruitment and training organisations and understand the difficulties schools are experiencing with recruitment and retention. We believe our innovative programmes are helping our partner schools overcome the recruitment and retention crisis.
The schools we work with feel the tangible benefit of increased recruitment and retention, creating loyalty amongst the staff that are enrolled on the programme and building a career in their schools. What’s more, it’s given schools and school leaders the ability to shape their new teachers to match the teaching ethos to their school.
Levy paying schools can use their digital apprenticeship account to pay for training for their trainee teachers via The Teacher Training Partnership. This minimises cost and is open to both existing staff or trainee teachers sourced via The Teacher Training Partnership.
Subject shortage areas
We have a bespoke attraction method dedicated to the recruitment of trainee teachers in all secondary subject shortage areas. Using our bespoke funding model, we ensure that Science, English, Maths, Computing and DT degree qualified candidates are incentivised to train with us. Using The Teacher Training Partnership’s unique pre-teach programme you can be confident that the candidate is motivated, well rounded and the right fit for your school before they commence the formal PGCE programme.
What does the selection process consist of?
Our selection process is a combination of rigorous background checks, including an enhanced DBS, references, Barred list and NCTL checks, in combination with a competency-based interview, and an English and Maths test.
Once settled in the school, the trainee teacher will undergo a further interview to be accepted on the PGCE course and undertake further skills tests.
What is the commitment from the school?
During the trainee teacher’s PGCE year, the school will assign a mentor and regularly undertake classroom observation and reflective practice. It is also good practise for the school to provide the trainee teacher access to any CPD provided to other teaching staff. The trainee teacher will be required to work in another school for 4-6 weeks during their PGCE year. We would ask that you would be willing to accept a trainee teacher from another school during this time. During our pre-teach we would expect the trainee teacher to be given a variety of different experiences according to our pre-teach progression module.
What does the training consist of?
During the PGCE programme, the trainee teacher is provided with a blended mix of web-based technology, face-to-face and 1-1 coaching and mentoring. There is also a requirement to attend study sessions at the university outside of normal term time.
What happens after the programme?
After successfully completing the programme, the school has 3 options: 1. Release the NQT if there is no need in the school 2. Employ the trainee teacher on an FTC or a permanent contract with no introduction fee 3. Keep the teacher on a supply basis.
Is there an introduction fee at the end of the programme?
No, they are free for you to employ directly.
What happens if we decide the trainee teacher is unsuitable for our school?
If the trainee teacher is deemed unsuitable for your school or chooses to leave mid-programme then there is no extra charge. We will if required, find a suitable mid-programme replacement.