Our Learning Themes

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


Learning Theme 1

Subject Knowledge and Curriculum

Our trainees will develop an understanding of the delivery (and increasingly the design) of the curriculum relevant to their subject and/or phase. They will build their subject knowledge quickly, and learn the importance of continuing to nourish this.  They will value curriculum and subject knowledge, alongside a passion for their subject, is key to motivate children and to develop a love of learning.


Learning Theme 2

Classroom Management 

Our trainees will value, and model, the principle of building strong relationships to create a positive, safe and stimulating learning environment.


Learning Theme 3

Challenging and Engaging

Our trainees will develop an evidence-based understanding of how children learn, and the factors that support and inhibit their ability to do so. They will understand the needs of individual and groups of pupils, developing the skills to support and shape their learning whatever their ability.


Learning Theme 4 

Progressing and Assessing

Our trainees will become skilled in using a variety of approaches, strategies and techniques as they become accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes.


Learning Theme 5

Professional Practice

Our trainees will appreciate the importance of making a positive contribution to the widest aspects of school life and becoming valued members of their school community. They will learn and model that this is underpinned by professional behaviour, reflective practice and a commitment to ongoing professional development.


Teachers’ Standards Part Two

Personal and Professional Conduct

Teachers uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school.

Teachers must have proper and professional regard to the ethos, policies and practices of the school in which they teach, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality.

Teachers must have an understanding of, and always act within, the statutory frameworks which set out their professional duties and responsibilities.

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