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Teacher Training UK Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools



The aims of the Teacher Training UK Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Programme are to:

  • Facilitate the trainee’s development towards becoming an effective professional

  • Support trainees to develop the organisational and transferable skills central to the support role.

  • Provide opportunities for trainees to develop an understanding and awareness of educational policy, theory and practice

  • Provide trainees with the knowledge and skills that enable them to apply theory to practice

  • Introduce trainees to what is known about pupils as learners, both from research and professional experience

  • Develop trainees understanding of communication, development and safeguarding.

  • Enable trainees to understand schools as organisations, and how to develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults.

  • Support trainees to develop the ability to learn independently and apply this to continuing professional development, as well as:

  • a commitment to your own lifelong professional learning

  • a commitment to support all young people of whatever creed, ethnic background, sexuality, gender etc.

  • a commitment to helping all young people to fulfil their potential and promote equality for all

By the end of the programme trainees will understand:

  • the principles of developing positive relationships and how to communicate with children, young people and adults

  • legislation, policies and procedures including those for confidentiality, safeguarding and sharing information, including data protection

  • how schools are organised in terms of structure, roles and responsibilities and the wider educational context

  • school ethos, mission, aims and values

  • the factors affecting development of children and young people, how these affect practice and how to monitor development and early interventions to support development

  • the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.

  • Understand how to work with children and young people and other organisation to support their safety and wellbeing.

  • Ethical issues involved in the teaching and pastoral responsibilities of a teacher

  • Appropriate pedagogical, management and assessment strategies to promote effective teaching and learning

  • The use of ICT for teaching and learning and to support their wider professional role

  • The importance of being able to evidence that and take account of, and support pupils’ varying needs






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