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What you can expect from Tillingbourne when joining us to complete your SCITT training:

What Tillingbourne expects from a trainee teacher when completing a SCITT

  • Ideally trainees will have experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for at least one year (preferably at Tillingbourne) with a view to starting your SCITT placement September 2018
  • Passion for teaching and learning and a desire to give children the best possible start in life
  • Excitement about learning, innovation and creativity
  • Commitment to working to enable all children to access the broad curriculum and wider opportunities at the school
  • Capacity to develop strong relationships with children, staff, parents and the wider community
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What would a typical week look like for trainees?

Autumn and Spring Term

  • 60% of the week: The trainee would work alongside an experience teacher/mentor in class for the equivalent of 3 days a week, building up their experience of teaching and learning within a supportive and highly structured framework.
  • 10% of the week: The trainee has school based training
  • 10% of the week: External professional training
  • A teaching block in a partner school for 6 weeks

Summer Term

  • The proportion of taking a teaching lead increases to 80%