This has been carefully structured to guide you through your transformation from a skilled practitioner to a confident teacher within a practical learning environment. Your choice to begin your teacher training was just the beginning of your journey to learn and understand how to capture the observations and curiosity of young, aspiring children.
You will understand the National Curriculum and relevant Key Stages.
The SCITT Curriculum is designed to ensure that the scope of the curriculum content embeds fully the DfE Core Content Framework, as well as being ambitious and driven by evidence informed practice. The curriculum is devised to ensure that high quality subject and curriculum knowledge are developed in order to produce confident subject teachers. The primary sessions are designed to ensure full coverage of the core and foundation subjects to develop confident practitioners across key stages and subjects.
The SCITT curriculum is integrated and practised in school and the impact is evaluated through discussions and support from mentors and expert colleagues in school, and extended activities to consolidate learning, practice and reflection of the SCITT curriculum.
We are a member of NASBTT who have commended the structure of our curriculum to embed core content, and highlighted our effective practice and integration of subject knowledge and curriculum design.
Core Curriculum Strands
At Bluecoat SCITT Alliance, we celebrate INCLUSION and DIVERSITY and we encourage our trainees to be committed, reflective professionals with high levels of pedagogical skill and subject knowledge. Our education and training are designed to prepare new teachers to be AMBITIOUS for all of their learners, founded in a culture of HIGH ASPIRATIONS.
Through COLLABORATION with our partnership schools, we aim to provide a high-quality, coherent, rich and inclusive curriculum which ensures that novice teachers are well-equipped to meet the needs of all learners. Moreover, we aim to prepare our trainees for sustained careers as HIGHLY SKILLED PRACTITIONERS within the teaching profession, in order to provide the East Midlands with dedicated teachers who are CONFIDENT in meeting the needs of our diverse schools.
Implementation of Curriculum
The SCITT curriculum is designed to ensure that the scope of the curriculum content covers fully the core content framework, as well as being ambitious and driven by evidence informed practice. The curriculum is devised so that you have general pedagogy sessions (AM), followed by subject specific pedagogy (Secondary) and phase specific pedagogy (primary). The secondary subject sessions are designed to ensure that high quality subject and curriculum knowledge are developed in order to produce confident subject teachers. The primary sessions are designed to ensure full coverage of the core and foundation subjects to ensure you can develop into confident practitioners across key stages and subjects.
The SCITT curriculum is integrated and practised in school and the impact is evaluated through discussions and support from mentors and expert colleagues in school, as well as the completion of extended learning tasks to ensure consolidation, practice and reflection of the SCITT curriculum.
The SCITT team will coordinate and ensure the quality of the training provision. The SCITT team will deliver an ambitious curriculum to you, founded in academic research in order to ensure that you enter the profession as skilled and intellectually enquiring practitioners. The SCITT team will also support you pastorally and ensure your wellbeing and mental health is at the forefront of our decision making. The SCITT also has robust quality assurance measures in place to monitor and ensure the quality of the training provision across all schools and subjects.
The subject and phase leaders play a vital role in supporting you to become a teacher, they are involved in the development of your subject and curriculum knowledge and how to integrate the SCITT curriculum into your placement schools. Subject leaders will deliver a comprehensive subject specific curriculum to you (every Friday afternoon) in order to ensure you are equipped with both the subject knowledge and subject specific pedagogical knowledge required in order to be an effective subject/phase teacher.
Mentors & Co-ordinators
Mentors play a vital role in your development. Mentors ensure that you are able to embed the SCITT curriculum into your teaching in your schools. Placement schools provide the opportunity to integrate the SCITT curriculum into teaching practice and ensure the progressive mastery of the curriculum. Your mentor will be an expert colleague and will be able to direct you to other expert colleagues within the school to work with. You will have your own Mentor on each placement. They will give you an hour’s 1:1 mentoring session every week. They will also be the first person you should ask when you need help.
ITT Coordinators will have an overview of the progress of all the trainees within their schools and will ensure that you have access to pertinent in-school CPD opportunities, as well as offering additional support. ITT co-ordinators will also be able to signpost you to opportunities to work with expert colleagues across the school in order to fully integrate the SCITT curriculum into your teaching within schools.