Trainee TeacherYou’ll spend most of your time in school placements with some time dedicated to theoretical learning. Your training is likely to include a combination of:
- unobserved and observed teaching
- taught sessions
- seminars and workshops
- tasks and assignments
- engagement with academic or professional research
Early Career Teacher (ETC)
Once you have gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), your first two years teaching will be as an Early Career Teacher (ECT). The ECT period will bridge between initial teacher training and a career in teaching. It combines a structured programme of development, support and professional dialogue, underpinned by the Early Career Framework, with monitoring and an assessment of performance against the Teachers’ Standards.
The Early Career Framework, ensures that ECT’s have access to high quality training to support your development. Your teaching timetable is reduced in order that you can fully engage with the activities in your ECT induction programme.
TeacherOnce you have completed your ETC period, it’s all down to you 🙂 Not only will you guide students in academics or extracurricular activities, you are also responsible for shaping a child's future, helping to make your children better human beings. You will impart knowledge, good values, tradition, modern-day challenges and ways to resolve them.
Middle Leader (Teaching)
As a middle leader, you take responsibility for a particular function or stream of school life. This will mean that a portion of your working time will take place outside of a classroom and involved in discussions about strategy and school improvement.
In a secondary school, a middle leadership position will normally be one of:
- Head of Year
- Head of Subject
- Pastoral lead
- SEN Coordinator
In primary schools, a middle leader will have a job title like:
- Phase leader (e.g. Head of Key Stage 2)
- Literacy/Maths Coordinator
- SEN Coordinator