Teacher Training

The Greywood Multi-Schools Trust is committed to providing high quality continuing professional development for all staff and this is reflected in our Trust’s commitment to teacher and wider staff training at all levels.

A key part of this provision is our committed to developing the talents of the teachers of the future and as such we make a large investment in supporting new entrants into the profession.

Equally, an important part of the development of our existing staff is working with and supporting our trainees, encouraging reflective practice and an open, professional dialogue about the dynamics of teaching, learning and assessment. Our students and teachers also benefit from the fresh ideas and energy that the trainees bring.

Certainly, if you are interested in training to become a teacher, then our Trust can provide you with a successful route into education and supportive navigation through the Early Career Teacher benchmarks.

University-Based Initial Teacher Training

We have long held links with several local university providers of Initial Teacher Training with course participants choosing PGCE or School Direct training at:

  • The University of Birmingham
  • Birmingham City University
  • Newman College
  • The University of Wolverhampton
  • The Open University

Equally, we work with a string of other university providers on an as-and-when basis.

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

As well as the more traditional routes, our Trust also offers a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status working in partnership with The National Forest Teaching School, the Arthur Terry Teaching School, and the Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance.

The goal of the SCITT is to make participants more reflective, sharper and more highly engaged as a trainee teacher than you would be on any other programme.

This unique approach to initial teacher training, focused on each individuals’ professional development needs, is the pattern for the future and involvement in it will give trainees an edge in a competitive environment.

Essentially, by contacting our Trust direct, we can provide you with a clear pathway into the fantastic career that is teaching.

Support & Development

A wide range of staff are involved in Initial Teacher Training and Early Careers Framework Training across our Trust.

Departments each have a subject mentor who has overall responsibility for trainees and in addition we encourage other subject teachers to become trained mentors.

A wide range of staff are also involved in delivering training to trainees and all staff are encouraged to share expertise or ideas in areas of interest with them. This support includes:

  • a supportive environment which offers a fair, consistent approach to the professional support and assessment of all trainees.
  • time management support which takes account of individual training needs.
  • a wide range of experiences and developmental opportunities in the classroom, and in the school as a whole, appropriate to their programme.
  • a secure foundation for entry to the profession through facilitating the observation of a range of good and outstanding practice and the opportunity to apply those acquired skills themselves.
  • a graduated timetable, allowing increased teaching responsibility.
  • a programme of induction including access to key school documentation, resources and personnel.
  • regular mentor meetings to set and review targets.
  • guidance for successfully meeting the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
  • informal lesson observations and discussion about good practice.
  • formal lesson observations with written feedback and the opportunity for discussion and reflection and completion of any summative reports or references as required by the placement partnership.
  • lesson observations with written feedback and the opportunity for discussion and reflection and completion of any summative reports or references as required by the placement partnership.

Additionally, there are specific benefits with training to teach with our Trust in that we can offer:

  • taster experience across all sectors of education – primary, special and secondary.
  • observe examples of good practice in all areas of the teaching process.
  • work with a dedicated multi-setting team who have the broadest skill-set to develop all aspects of your expertise.
  • immediate access to our extensive well-being and wider CPD programmes.
  • support from professionals who are familiar with the Early Career Teacher programmes and standards and the expectations of their provider.

If you would like any further information about training with The Greywood Multi-Schools Trust, please contact Matt Allman, Chief Executive Officer, via email at mallman@greywoodmnst.co.uk.