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Learning in Harmony Trust

Our Programme

Our Programme


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Your Training and What You Will Learn

This hands-on programme is backed by the latest evidence-based teaching research. You’ll learn the
theory of what makes a good teacher and put this learning into practice with your peers and mentor
in the classroom. At every step, you will be supported by experts from your programme.

Each week, you’ll cover a module from one of these five programme strands

1. Behaviour: How you can create calm, safe and purposeful places of learning where all children can achieve.

2. Instruction: How you can support all children and young people to learn in the classroom – from thinking about how you present information to helping them learn independently in lessons.

3. Curriculum: How you can design lessons and curricula that help children to learn new and more complex ideas over time.

4. Assessment: How you can better understand the impact your teaching is having and how to respond when your pupils struggle.

5. Professionalism: Looking at what it is to be a teacher and how to prepare for your professional career.

Each module starts by introducing you to the ideas and theories underpinning the practice. You will then learn, step-by-step, how to apply these ideas in your own classroom. Your tutors and mentor will make sure you have plenty of opportunities to see great teaching in action and understand the key learning before you put it into practice yourself.

We have designed the curriculum so that you:

• Focus intensely on areas of teaching we know can be complex and difficult to master.

• Tackle areas, like pupil behaviour, right from the beginning of your training.

• Revisit all your learning over time so that you keep improving.

How You Will Learn

There will be a combination of self-guided learning and face-to-face and online sessions with other trainees. In-school activities will include, classroom teaching practice, peer support and one-to-one guidance from your mentor.A teacher with their mentor
You’ll Also Have:
• Focused topic weeks where we take a complex area of teaching and study it with the help of additional experts in education.
• Additional placement days outside of your school where you will experience the breadth of the education system in England.

How You’ll Be Assessed
You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and classroom observation.
In your day-to-day training, there will be opportunities to show what you can do and where we can help you further. We’ll use a range of assessment tools to help you showcase your growing capabilities, inside and outside the classroom.

Programme Length
This is a 12-month, full-time, postgraduate programme. 

After You’ve Qualified

Qualified teacher status (QTS)
Once you have completed your training, and demonstrated what you have learned in the classroom, you’ll receive qualified teacher status (QTS). This allows you to teach in any school run by a local authority in England.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

When you have successfully completed our programme, you will also receive a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE), an internationally recognised qualification. The PGCE is worth 60 credits towards a Master’s degree.

Fees & Funding

The tuition fee for our one-year full-time primary teacher training programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status, is £9,250.

Additional Financial Support

You may be entitled to additional financial support if you’re a parent, have an adult dependant, or a disability. Visit the GOV.UK website for the most up-to-date information on the support that is available - for example through the Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance, Child Tax Credits, Disabled Students' Allowance, and the Adult Dependants' Grant.    

Financial support is not available to trainees to cover the costs of travelling to and from their placement schools.

Teacher Training Admissions Policy

Please click here to view the admissions policy for our teacher training programme.