High Force Education Teacher Training
We are delighted to be the Durham Hub School for High Force Education SCITT and have been since September 2020. Each academic year, we have a cohort of trainee teachers based at our school to complete the majority of their Initial Teacher Training (ITT) year with us. During this time, they have training delivered in the form of hub sessions with Hub Learning Leads and complete hands-on placements within classes across our school. They also complete placements in other nearby satellite schools in order to gain a range of primary school experience.
Within our hub at Etherley Lane, we provide a positive, supportive environment where hub sessions deliver the knowledge base for trainees and address ethical issues. Hub sessions are tailored for the needs of the trainees within each group and a range of learning opportunities and activities are utilised. Class Based Mentors within our school are experienced in supporting trainees in making links between hub sessions and hands-on teaching in the classroom.
The Hub Learning Leads here at Etherley Lane are Erin Coxon and Kelly-Ann Lee.
About High Force Education
High Force Education was established in 2002 and has continued to develop and strengthen its partnership to meet the ever-changing demands of education. They have a wealth of experienced mentors and tutors who offer trainee teachers the very best support and guidance during this intensive course. High Force Education is considered to be a small provider and they recognise that every journey to be a teacher is unique. They have the ability to personalise the programme and staff members are very accessible to trainees.
High Force Education has undergone four Ofsted inspections and has continuously been recognised as an outstanding provider. Our 2015/16 Ofsted report confirmed that the quality of overall effectiveness and capacity to sustain and improve the already high-quality outcomes for trainees is outstanding.
The programme is delivered by practising teachers, who are able to share with trainees the very real demands, challenges and joys of primary teaching today. High Force aims to prepare you to teach effectively in all primary schools and help you to meet high professional standards. This is the beginning of your professional learning journey which will continue throughout your career. The course provides you with a theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of how children learn and develop. It will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding as effective classroom practitioners. One of the main aims is to produce teachers of the highest quality who are reflective, creative, imaginative and responsive to children’s needs. Through the programme, High Force aims for you to become skilful practitioners able to establish a stimulating and challenging learning environment using a range of teaching and management strategies to effectively support the children in meeting their full potential as learners.
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