South West Teacher Training - PGCE Course Provider in Devon - places now available for 2014 - 15 including School Direct places with West Exe Technology College and the Exeter Consortium
Ofsted Report published 21 January 2014 - SWTT judged to be 'Good' in all areas
South West Teacher Training is a School Centred Teacher Training Provider based in Exeter and established in 1993. We are a high quality Secondary Provider (11-16) with training places across the following subjects for 2014 - 2015:
- Design & Technology (School Direct and Core PGCE)
- Modern Foreign Languages (School Direct and Core PGCE)
- Science with Biology (School Direct and Core PGCE)
- Science with Chemistry (School Direct and Core PGCE)
- Science with Physics (School Direct and Core PGCE)
- Maths (School Direct)
- English (School Direct)
The SWTT Partnership involves 20 successful secondary schools based in the South West across four counties. The lead school is West Exe Technology College in Exeter, where much of the central training is based. The scheme is managed by a group of governors and headteachers that make up the Consortium Management Board. The consortium has been successfully operating School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Courses since 1993 and has subject routes in Design & Technology, Modern Foreign Languages and Science. For 2014 - 2015 Maths and English will be added to the subjects offered via School Direct places with West Exe Technology College.
The SWTT Consortium's PGCE programme with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is currently validated by Roehampton University ( Surrey ) and designed for teaching the secondary age range (11-16 years), with 16+ enhancement.
West Exe Technology College is the Lead School and training base. It has brand new training and teaching facilities where trainees will have access to 'state-of-the-art' equipment to ensure maximum opportunities to develop their subject skills. (Visit the college website on www.westexetc.devon.sch.uk)
The SWTT Consortium is linked to a further fifteen excellent South West schools who are all committed to developing high quality teachers.
The SWTT Consortium has up to thirty-five trainees across the three subject areas and the close-knit structure ensures students receive excellent support throughout the programme.
During the 40 week programme students spend 75% of their training based in two partner schools. Trainees' teaching skills are carefully developed and monitored by Mentors and Professional Tutors in each school and supported by the Subject Course Tutors and other staff based at West Exe Technology College.
The training programme is designed to help develop general and subject specific teaching skills. Trainees have excellent opportunities for using Information Communication Technology to support their studies and teaching and are issued with a loaner laptop.
Assessment of the programme includes the completion of a Qualifying to Teach Evidence Log, to meet the Secretary of State's Standards for the Award of Qualified Teacher Status, along with three 3,500 word written assignments leading to either Post Graduate Award (60 Masters Credits) or Professional Graduate Award.
All trainee teachers have to pass the NCTL Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.