Why Teacher Training @ Knutsford?
With partner schools across South Manchester and Cheshire
Teacher Training & Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Teacher Training @ Knutsford (TT@K) is a school led teacher-training programme developed in partnership between Knutsford Multi Academy Trust (KMAT) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Knutsford Academy is the Lead School for this programme and we are complemented and supported by leading schools in the region for additional home school placements. Our leading edge provision leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is developed and assessed through the teaching experience at the trainee’s home school and supplemented by the alternate placement. Formal and informal feedback on teaching is provided regularly, and support is provided in tracking progress and designing lessons.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
The award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is combined with the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Many school-based courses do not offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Education element, relying solely on the award of QTS. We believe that the PGCE is a critical element of the course since an understanding and application of educational theory, combined with practical experience and understanding, can accelerate learning as well as, of course, the professional development of a trainee. We are very aware that we are developing educational leaders for the future and wish to equip our trainees with the foundation to achieve excellence and the potential for progression.
Small Group Tutorials & Support
Subject and phase specific tutorials take place with our Liaison Tutors at Knutsford Academy and at LJMU as part of the Professional Studies Programme. Liaison Tutors also carry out visits to support trainee development. In each school, trainees benefit from the support from a Professional Mentor and Subject/ Class Mentors, who provide personalised and bespoke feedback and support for improvement.
School & University Experience in a School
Teacher Training @ Knutsford is a combination of school based teaching experience with a university-facilitated professional studies programme delivered at Knutsford Academy rather than at the University itself. This is, in many ways, beneficial to our trainees since University lecturers and school–based leaders and specialists deliver side by side, enabling trainees to hear about current practice in schools, and underpinning practice with educational theory. The Professional Studies lecture and seminar programme delivered at Knutsford Academy is the core part of the PGCE element of our programme. Our training programme develops outstanding and inspirational teachers with an in-depth knowledge and understanding in delivering excellence in teaching and learning.
Our Partnership, Qualifications & Financial Bursaries
Our partnership with schools across South Manchester and Cheshire offers the flexibility to train in schools in a number of locations. Bursaries of up to £30,000 are available dependent on subject area and degree classification. This is a year long programme that leads to the qualification of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
We look forward to hearing from you and hope you feel you would like to be part of our programme. If you would like further information, please contact TT@knutsfordacademy.org.uk
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