As a Teaching School Hub we would like to increase participation with ITT across the county.
We would welcome schools being able to offer placement for trainee teachers and in particular from primary schools.
We are working with a number of providers offering primary training, they are Marling School via CETA, Cotswold School and University of Gloucestershire. These providers also offer secondary training as well as GITEP.
There are many benefits to having a trainee in the school as they can be utilised in many ways as well as being trained in teaching practice such as additional pupil support and extra-curricular activities. It is also excellent CPD for teachers currently in your school when they act as mentors for trainees. This is evident when giving feedback on lessons and using expertise to develop strategies to help the trainee make improvements. There are also opportunities for CPD when delivering the many aspects of the CCF.
We are aware however, that there are often capacity issues in primary schools to enable mentors to meet with trainees. We would welcome feedback about these issues and what could be done to support and increase in capacity.
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