Train as a teacher with one of the top 10 providers according to the Good Teacher Training Guide
The 2Schools Consortium, as an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training, has been successfully involved in school-based teacher training for more than 10 years and has a wealth of experience in mentoring trainees and in delivering high quality teacher training. Our completion and employment rates have been regularly close to 100%.
Oakthorpe Primary School acts as a 'lead school' role in providing the School Direct Salaried Programme and the SCITT programme, both with QTS and PGCE award. We work in a large partnership with other schools in the surrounding area to offer a school-based route into teaching. Details about applying for places, eligibility and funding can be found on the 2Schools Consortium website.
Successful completion of programme PGCE (Primary Education) at 2Schools Consortium leads to the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary Education) by University of East London.
At the 2Schools Consortium we are driven by a strong, shared moral purpose, which translates into relentless focus on equipping trainee teachers to form solid basis for on-going development, building an expectation and enthusiasm for teaching as an evidence-based profession.
‘We know that good teaching has the power to transform the lives of children. Good teaching contributes to the well-being of the nation by building a fairer and more knowledgeable society. New teachers are joining one of the most important professions – ‘The Importance and Purpose of Good Teaching’, The Carter Review of ITT (January 2015)
Year of Graduation: 2015
Course: SCITT with PGCE
Pursuing a career in teaching has been a great ambition of mine for many years and by completing my studies through the 2Schools Consortium and University of East London I believe I have been equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to start my journey on becoming the best teacher I can possibly be. Prior to starting this course, I completed my undergraduate degree in Speech and Language therapy at Newcastle University.
The training, experiences and support offered by the training school was always exemplary and as a result I felt that I was able to access the best teaching experiences possible. By working within a school environment from the start of the course, I was able to immediately gain valuable experience which was also complemented by the training sessions delivered by a vast range of teaching professionals. The high expectations required by the training school enabled me to be challenged and extended in my studies and the training facilitated my development of my self-evaluation and reflective thinking skills.
The training school also supported me in finding my first permanent position as a Newly Qualified Teacher and I was fortunate enough to be employed within the school I trained at. This was extremely beneficial for my career development as it meant I could begin my first year of teaching within an environment I was comfortable and well supported within.