Introduction to the programme
As an accredited provider of initial teacher training by the Department of Education, the Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT offer a PGCE Primary training programme. This has been developed with the University of Winchester's Department for Teacher Development. Working with the Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT represents the Department’s strategic development aims by encouraging further school based ITE thereby enhancing and broadening its partnerships with schools.
Led by an outstanding school (Ofsted 2011), Harrison Primary School, and an Outstanding ITT provider (Ofsted Oct 2017), the Fareham and Gosport Primary SCITT and their Partner Schools have extensive experience of involvement in and leading initial teacher training. This is a unique opportunity to train to be a teacher in the heart of a Primary school. The training package provides the best of both worlds; practical and pedagogical expertise gained from working with expert teacher practitioners and the academic theory woven into the training programme, provided by the University of Winchester.
From the first day trainee teachers will be in the classroom, part of an established teaching team in a school. The training programme will provide experience of teaching in the 5-11 age ranges, and enrichment activities in both the secondary phase and Early Years as well as special schools. Expert class teacher mentors and professional mentors (often senior leaders/Head teachers) will support trainee teachers to develop and refine their teaching skills. All trainee teachers will also undertake a second school placement which will give them the opportunity to extend their practice in a different setting, age range and context.
This programme aims to equip trainees with the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), with an academic award of PGCE.
On successful completion of the programme, trainee teachers will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Fareham & Gosport Primary SCITT and awarded PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) by the University of Winchester.