Our Learning Themes

The below learning themes and topics run through our programmes. Each trainee will train in the following areas:

Subject and Curriculum

Subject and Curriculum

  • Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Key Stage 1 Curriculum (Core/Foundation)
  • Key Stage 2 Curriculum (Core/Foundation)
  • Key Stage 3 Curriculum
  • Key Stage 4 Curriculum
  • Key Stage 5 Curriculum
  • Transition to Key Stage 3
  • Transition to Key Stage 2
  • English (Primary)
  • Maths (Primary)
  • Phonics
  • Home learning
  • Curricular Trips and visits
  • Curricular initiatives/developments
  • Subject Specialism development (Primary)
  • Second Subject Specialism development (Secondary)

Planning and Resourcing

Planning and Resourcing

  • Starters and Plenaries
  • Learning Objectives and Outcomes
  • Effective classroom techniques
  • Resourcing lessons
  • Creativity in lessons
  • Engagement in lessons
  • Short, medium and long term planning
  • Use of data pupil information to inform planning
  • Planning for additional adults

Including and Challenging

Including and Challenging

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Stretch and Challenge
  • Diversity/Equal Opportunities/Equality
  • Working with other adults
  • Effective Differentiation
  • Education Healthcare Plans

Progressing and Assessing

Progressing and Assessing

  • Assessment for Learning strategies
  • Assessment of Learning strategies
  • Progress checking/indicators
  • Marking and Feedback
  • Reporting/feedback to pupils, parents and carers
  • Phonics screening
  • Assessment without levels
  • Controlled assessments
  • GCSE/A-Level/BTEC Assessments
  • Assessment Changes  – Progress 8

Environment and Safety

Environment and Safety

  • Low Level Behaviour for Learning Strategies
  • High Level Behaviour for Learning Strategies
  • Praise Strategies
  • Establishing a safe learning environment
  • Safeguarding
    • Prevent
    • Fundamentalism
  • Health and Safety
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
  • British Values

Professional Progress

progress

  • Masters level research
  • Action research case study
  • Professionalism
  • Induction and Preparation for School based experience
  • The role of the class teacher
  • The role of the form tutor
  • Communication with parents and carers
  • Tackling bullying
  • Observing outstanding Practice
  • Career Preparation
  • What to expect from your NQT year
  • Elective learning
  • Wellbeing

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