NTS trainees return to extended training week
Trainee recieve excellent extended training to build on placement 1 experiences
Following a very successful first placement trainees return to NTS training rooms to extend their knowledge and reflect on teaching ideas and experiences.
Day 1's theme was to develop an 'Action' plan and invent a new concept idea to engage hard to reach learners; some great ideas presented in an entertaining fashion!
Day 2 trainees visited one of our wonderful partner schools NUSA to have a excellent session on the importance of 'safeguarding' followed by a Q&A session and school tour with a class of yr7 pupils. During the afternoon all trainees enjoyed a very interesting and meaningful session on 'the challenges and successes of a city school' delivered by Head of school Mark Watts, powerful messages reinforced how important teachers are in supporting and enabling pupils to reach their potential.
Day 3 had a PSHE/SMSC theme exploring the importance of relationships and pastoral care within schools and how to promote 'British values' delivered by Laura Munroe and Polly Fender. Trainees again had the chance to explore ideas and presented on their findings.
Day 4 is all about 'securing my first teaching post' with the first session delivered by Trust and SCITT strategic leader Chris James. Finding out as much as possible about different schools is key in enabling successful transition of ITT into NQTs. The rest of the day involves learning interview techniques including a live interview simulation by the pupils from Toot Hill school.
What a great week! Next week trainees visit primary schools for the second time to teach specialist subjects before travelling on the 23rd January to Jyvaskula Finland. Never a dull moment!
Posted 11/01/2017 by Main News