Induction Training Programme
We are delighted to partner with Teach First to offer a full induction programme to schools in Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. Delivered as a blended model over six modules (one per half term) across the year, the induction is a key part of setting ECTs up for future success in teaching.
Each module consists of two 90-minute face to face seminars and 4.5 hours of online study material. Every ECT also receives support from an in-school mentor, who receives their own training tailored towards supporting new teachers' needs.
Year 1 modules:
Module 1: How can you create powerful learning environments?
Establishing classroom routines and creating a culture of mutual trust and respect for the ultimate result of a powerful learning environment.
Module 2: How do pupils learn?
The importance of memory, avoiding cognitive overload in your teaching, and building pupils’ long-term memory.
Module 3: What makes classroom practice effective?
Examining the theory behind and examples of effective classroom practice, such as retrieval practice, instruction and modelling, and using questioning effectively.
Module 4: How can you use assessment and feedback to the greatest effect?
The importance of assessments and their planning, monitoring pupil work for misconceptions, and making feedback purposeful and manageable.
Module 5: How can you support all pupils to succeed?
Supporting all pupils to succeed through adaptive teaching, and how to effectively teach pupils who require a greater level of support.
Module 6: How can you plan a coherent curriculum?
Supporting pupils to build mental models and teaching a coherent curriculum accessible to every student.
Each module includes self-directed study materials with expert guidance, research and examples of best practice. Much of the content is supported by videos showing how the theory translates into practice, filmed in real schools and featuring real teachers and classes. The modules also include dedicated training sessions for ECTs and Mentors; ECTs will discuss theory and their own experiences with small groups of peers and experts, whilst Mentors will be trained on having instructional coaching conversations with their early career teachers.
In Year 2, the programme of study is subject-and phase specific, allowing Early Career Teachers to deepen their subject knowledge and expertise.
To register for our full induction programme, please fill in our signup form.