SOUTH WEST TEACHER TRAINING
Our teacher training centre is based in the heart of the South West in the historic city of Exeter. We work alongside our partner schools, course tutors and mentors to provide our trainees with all the skills, understanding and experience they need to become brilliant teachers ready to make their impact on the education of the next generation.
At SWTT we can offer you a learning experience that is completely different to anything else. We have low subject ratios, which allows for a more personalised approach in our sessions. The course will help you learn the theory and practice of teaching alongside enhancing your specialised subject knowledge. You will spend a minimum of 120 days training in schools, giving you real experience and insight before you have qualified. Your knowledge will be further enchanced and contextualised by both Post 16 and a Primary placement. SWTT also awards a Professional Certificate in Education (Level 6) or a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Level 7) validated by Bath Spa University. You will have the opportunity to gain Masters Credits as part of the course and over the duration of the course you will complete 3 assignments totalling 11,000 words.
SWTT SCITT was formed in 1993 with the remit of providing high calibre teachers for Exeter and South West Schools. We pride ourselves in continuing with this challenge, but also with producing teachers who teach across the country. One of the great strengths of SWTT is our ability to personalise the QTS programme and provide one to one support and challenge for each of our trainees. As a SCITT we work in collaboration with all our ITT partnership schools and Bath Spa University to run a highly regarded QTS and PGCE course. All our partnership schools play an active role within the programme.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The SWTT School centred initial teacher training course focuses on:
- Trainees having a large portion of the course based in school, with educational theory and practise running alongside by SWTT.
- Trainees learn from lead practitioners.
- Throughout the year trainees build up their teaching load, developing capacity alongside.
- Trainees are more resilient and aware of the demands within a school and classroom.
- Trainees are supported by school specialist subject mentors and their SWTT course tutor.
- The outcome of the year is that trainees leave SWTT equipped and ready for their NQT year.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
ITT PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS
- Clyst Vale Community College
- Cullompton Community College
- Eggbuckland Community College
- Honiton Community College
- Isca Academy
- King Edward VI Community College
- Marine Academy
- Paignton Community and Sports Academy
- Park Community School
- Plymouth High School for Girls
- Queen Elizabeth's School
- St James' School
- St Luke's Science and Sports College
- Teign School
- The Illfracombe Academy
- Tiverton High School
- West Exe School