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School Direct


The Rutland Teaching Alliance is delighted to be able to offer exciting opportunities to train as a teacher for the academic year 2017-2017. You will spend the majority of your time training in the classroom, mentored by skilled practitioners and experiencing life within highly effective schools. You will spend one day a week at Nottingham Trent University where we have an established successful partnership.

The Alliance will be offered Training places in a number of subjects including: Computer Science, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL, Music, PE, and Science. A number of places within a Primary setting are also available.

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“The School Direct course has been a highly stimulating and challenging school-led route into teaching. From day one at Catmose College I was welcomed as part of the Humanities team and given the opportunity to teach some of my own classes. Throughout the year I built up my timetable gradually, taking on more classes each term depending on my professional development needs, whilst also taking the opportunity to observe a number of colleagues in various departments, which was always inspiring and valuable. Seminar days and assignments carried out on Fridays at the university, and CPD sessions at the school, developed
my understanding of educational theory and practice and also provided a focus for my teaching, helping me to become a reflective practitioner. Throughout my placement I was fortunate to work alongside some outstanding teachers whilst being equipped with a dedicated mentoring team who were instrumental in providing encouragement and guidance which helped to mould me into the teacher I am today. A highlight of the year was the Opal Coast French trip; it was a privilege to work with my students in a different context and help to foster a love for languages through snail eating contests and making ‘bonbons’ in a sweet factory! I’m now looking forward to my NQT year at Catmose and completing my Masters in Education.”