Primary Curriculum Design Lead
I am extremely passionate about the teaching profession and strive to provide the most conducive learning environments for both the children and staff I work with. Working across two settings, both of which are in the highest quantiles for deprivation, I am completely committed to developing all children’s life chances enabling them to achieve their full potential. I am dedicated in ensuring the curriculum delivered by SWIFT Teacher Training is centred around trainees developing this same mindset as they begin their successful teaching careers.
Teaching is special because:
• Give more young people the educational opportunities and outcomes they deserve no matter their starting points in life.
• Provide children with the belief (and tools) that they can achieve anything that they set their minds to.
• Introduce and develop children’s love of reading, watching them become life-long readers.
We are delighted to be working with Now Teach who support people coming into secondary teaching with experience in other industries.
Career changers who join their network will have access to bespoke advice, coaching and support to help them thrive in their new profession, through their training year and first year as an early career teacher.
Learn more about Now Teach and the support they provide by visiting their website.
With only a few weeks left until applications open for 2024 PGCE / QTS courses, get in touch if you have any questions about our courses or routes into teaching in general.
We have a number of online information events and school experience days lined up for you to attend across our 5 campus areas.
Come and train, live, teach somewhere special!
Nicky Sheppard | email@example.com | 01548 852641 x2575
Abby Spearing | firstname.lastname@example.org | 01548 852641 x2592
For information on applying | HERE
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This is an opportunity to gain classroom experience and find out more about SWIFT Teacher Training, our route into teaching, courses and PGCE (with Nottingham University). These events are based in one of our partner schools where you will be looked after by an experienced Campus Lead, who will be your host for the morning.
Activities could include:
· a guided training walk with the campus lead
· introduction to observing lessons and different styles of teaching
· seeing how specific subjects are taught
· engaging in learning conversations with colleagues
· learning more about the SWIFT Teacher Training programme
· questions and Next Steps
Educated to degree level; recent graduates, career changers, returners to work; teaching assistants, anyone interested in teaching.
Times and venues, across five campus locations
SWIFT Teacher Training | North Devon Campus | Orchard Vale Primary School | Wednesday 12 July 2023 | 0930 – 1230
SWIFT Teacher Training | Plymouth Area Campus| Tor Bridge Primary School | Monday 17 July | 0930 - 1400
SWIFT Teacher Training | East Devon and Dorset Campus | Colyton Grammar School | Friday July 7th | 0900-1245
Primary and Secondary Online
We will also be hosting an online information session, if you are unable to attend one of our in-person events. This can still include classroom experience; but we will be able to arrange this for a time to suit you at a later date.
SWIFT Teacher Training | Online information event | Monday 10 July 1800 - 1845 or Tuesday 11 July 1000 – 1045
On-line booking form HERE
Or contact: Nicky Sheppard
Phone: 01548 852641 Ext 2592
By way of introduction the PGCE element of our SWIFT Teacher Training courses, you might be interested in the following pen portrait of the University of Nottingham.
An outstanding Ofsted-rated Initial Teacher Training provider (March 2022), the University of Nottingham build on the successful School of Education’s research that is proud to be amongst the most significant and influential, internationally, with a strong commitment to developing the discipline and a rich environment for postgraduate research (see here).
We want our trainee teachers to be confident and resilient in their pedagogy and the PGCE programme is supported by the same Aims and Ethos as the university-led programmes.
The course structure, design, content, aims and ethos are founded on consultation with representatives from partnership schools, in line with the university’s governance structure and the partnership focus is collaborative, collegial and developmental (see here).
The University modules are intentionally designed to complement and support the SWIFT Teacher Training curriculum and include university-led teaching on the following modules:
Understanding Contexts | classrooms, schools, school systems, including international comparisons.
Understanding Teaching & Learning | including foundation theories, emerging theories, theories of assessment.
Inquiring into Educational Experience | including Masters-level research methods and ethics, Science of Learning, School Leadership.
Teaching methods always include interactive and dialogic strategies and traditional lectures are kept to a minimum.
Under the support and supervision of the university, with additional voluntary online twilight sessions, trainees will complete three assignments (each worth 20 M-Level credits):
Assignment 1 | a 4000-word written assignment exploring the place and purpose of students’ phase or subject, including current debates/issues.
Assignment 2 | 15-minute presentation to peers supported by 600-word reflective writing and annotated reference list. The presentation asks students to demonstrate how a sequence of lessons they have taught (or planned) is informed by a relevant theory of learning.
Assignment 3 – a 4000-word practice-based inquiry asking the students to carry out a piece of small-scale research in the context of their teaching. This includes gaining ethical approval from the university.
To enhance the positive experience, we like to think that our trainees will enjoy the broader benefits of completing their PGCE with the University of Nottingham, including experienced expert ITT tutors from a variety of primary/secondary/ SEND/school leadership backgrounds; flexible face-to-face and online blended learning; and access to the university’s support services, including welfare support and the university library (rated the third-best academic library for Education in the UK).
We are pleased to be working with the University of Nottingham and we believe that this will provide a robust teacher training pathway for our trainees.
SWIFT Teacher Training Team are delighted to launch the NEW SWIFT Teacher Training animation that shows how training to teach with us here in the South West Peninsula can benefit you.
SWIFT Teacher Training builds on our successes and standing as the sector-leading partnership of South West Institute for Teaching (SWIFT), supporting 500+ schools and 3000+ teachers and leaders with high quality professional development throughout a teacher’s career spanning induction to leadership.
As you will see in the animation, our PGCE Teacher Training courses are designed by professional experts and teachers, with the PGCE element delivered by the University of Nottingham.
We want you to train with confidence and we understand the importance of flexibility for you and your situation. You can train close to home thanks to our network of campuses and schools across the beautiful South West peninsula plus flexible online learning opportunities.
We want teaching to be a career where you know that you belong and you can thrive, feel valued and ultimately, fulfil your unique potential to make a difference, transform children’s lives and create a fairer society.
Make training with SWIFT Teacher Training the convenient pathway into teaching for you.
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