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We are The Sutton Park SCITT. If you are hard-working and committed with a passion for your subject and are thinking about training to be a secondary school teacher in the West Midlands region, you're in the right place! Our office is based at The Streetly Academy which is adjacent to Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in Europe.
Last year 100% of our trainee teachers passed our initial teacher training course, and we saw an impressive employment rate for those who sought positions at the end of their course.
Our programme has a unique approach. Your subject specific development is based around your individual development needs. Your mentors will plan your development activity around the areas in which you need to develop whichever route you take in working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Whether you're a new graduate, about to graduate or you are considering a change of career, our high quality school-based initial teacher training courses will give you the foundation you need for a great career in teaching.
We offer courses in all subjects which are regularly taught in schools. Most of our subject courses are 11-16 qualifications but often include sixth form experience. Our Business Studies and Psychology programmes are 14-19 but include experience of Key Stage 3.
The nature of our personalised programme means that it is all tailored to your own developmental needs, in terms of both knowledge and skills. We are committed to you receiving a high quality provision of training.
Throughout the year the structure of each week is simple: Monday to Thursday you are in your school based in your subject department. Here you will spend up to four hours of one-to-one time with specialist teachers in your subject. Friday you attend Hub Training. Hub Training is about the generic skills of being a teacher and each session is linked to particular QTS standards. This training takes place with trainees from all of our subjects.
You will be learning by immersion in both the life of the department and the school. Every class with which you work is one for which a teacher is responsible. Therefore that teacher is there to help you to lead the students' learning. You will plan learning for those students under their guidance. When you are ready, you will teach alongside the teacher, taking parts of lessons and working with particular students in the class. You will plan and deliver whole lessons, with the teacher there to help you to reflect on the lessons, the goal being continuous progress, both for you and the students. When you are ready, you will be left with the class for periods of time, as you do not want the first time that you are alone with a class to be your first as a Newly Qualified Teacher.
An integral part of the course is your second school experience. There you will have the same support structures as in your main school. However, it will be crucial to see the differences that exist between schools, and to learn that there are many approaches to achieving the goal of students' learning to their full potential.
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"Friday training delivered by members of staff who are undoubtedly experts in their field - very impressive. Sessions are generally very stimulating and interesting, creative and useful - thank you for these."
What do our trainees say about The Sutton Park SCITT?
"Friendly and supportive mentors; I have had the opportunity to work with a range of teachers across the entirety of the school which has been a valuable experience in understanding my role and my subject within the context of the wider school structure; the school has provided relevant and ongoing induction training."
"I have received fantastic support from my mentor and my school co-coordinator both have gone out of their way to make me feel welcomed in the school environment."
"The course has been extremely well organised and those who run the course have been extremely supportive and approachable."
"Great course which I am extremely happy to be on!"