You will have a two day induction at the University at the end of August, after which you will begin your first school placement. You will follow the school calendar, working four days per week in school throughout the whole of the school year, with a training day at the University every Friday.
You will also complete a placement in a second school that promotes collaborative learning, and have the opportunity to undertake placements in a range of educational settings.
Beginning in early September, this route gives you extended placements in at least two schools, enabling you to gain a broad experience of different, and contrasting, educational settings. In addition to your school placements, there are days spread over the year based at the University where you will be part of interactive, practical sessions that support you to reflect on, and develop your practice.
Both of these programmes are designed to equip you with the skills you need to become an effective educator and to enable you to develop your own theories of learning and models of good practice. This means that by choosing to study teacher training at Nottingham, you will not only be maximising your potential to become an amazing teacher, but you will also have an in-depth understanding of the relationship between educational theory and practice, making you a highly skilled education professional.
Two masters-level modules are included in each route, and your practical teaching will be assessed by University tutors and school-based mentors/coordinators and moderated by external examiners. All elements of your work across the year will be taken into account and there are no written exams. You will need to demonstrate your practical abilities as a teacher and your theoretical understanding of this practice and must fulfil the requirements for the Teacher Standards.
We have a very strong, collaborative partnership with the schools we work with, which supports your development as a beginning teacher. University tutors and school coordinators/mentors work closely with you, and each other, throughout the year to support and challenge you to develop into the best teacher you can be.