School to train new language teachers

8 Jun 2020 10:16
Published by: Scott Callan

Cheadle Hulme School is to become a regional teacher training hub for languages.

As the newest member of the National Modern Languages SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme), the independent school has been recognised as a centre of excellence for language teaching.

Cheadle Hulme School will partner with other local schools to form the fifth hub which can deliver high quality classroom-based modern languages teacher training.

Recruitment of up to three trainees onto the pioneering programme will begin in September.

SCITT programmes are aimed at both new graduates and career changers and enable a new generation of teachers to benefit from highly practical, school-based training. This programme is the only national teacher training course dedicated to modern languages and it provides trainees with experience in both state and independent schools.

Trainees will spend most of their time at Cheadle Hulme School, building their confidence and experience, with weekly academic theory sessions to support their development. They will also work for six weeks in a contrasting second school to broaden their experience.

By the end of the course, they will hold QTS (qualified teacher status) and a PGCE. They will be trained in KS3/4 and have an understanding of KS5.

Other independents signed up to the scheme include Abingdon, Bolton School, Dulwich College and Oundle School.

John Wilson, head of modern languages at Cheadle Hulme, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for the school. Cheadle Hulme School has a thriving modern languages department and is committed to developing the next generation of language teaching professionals.

“We will provide each trainee with a dedicated mentor and look forward to developing their classroom confidence.”

To find out more contact Rachel Dalton-Woods


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