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Pre-ITT Cohort

Welcome to the Transition to Teach (T2T) programme! We are pleased to accept you as a participant on our programme and look forward to supporting you through your ITT and newly qualified teacher (NQT) years. We know that pupils can benefit enormously from the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm that experienced, talented professionals like yourself bring into teaching. Your ITT and NQT years will be very exciting and intensive, they may also be stressful at times, but we are here to support you every step of the way!

In this area you will find numerous articles with suggested steps you can take to help you prepare for your ITT course starting this September. We recommend that you read through each section and check back regularly for updates as we’ve found that the more prepared trainees are prior to starting their ITT course, the more likely they will have a smooth start and complete their course.

Please keep us up to date with your preparations for starting your course. If you have any questions, please contact Nigel Bowen, Lead Guidance and Development Adviser, who will be happy to help. 



                                                                             Nigel Bowen 

                                                 Lead Guidance and Development Adviser (GDA)

                                                                      Transition to Teach (T2T)

                                                             NBowen@transitiontoteach.co.uk

                                                                               07778 131952

                                                                               

Hints and Tips

Hints and Tips

These have been provided by our 1st cohort of T2T participants, who started their ITT in September 2019: “Keep all your passwords / usernames / reference numbers etc. somewhere safe so you can quickly get hold of them when you need them – these include your student ID numbers, student finance numbers, DBS certificate number, Teacher Refere...

Your Family, Wellbeing, Workload and Work-Life Balance

Your Family, Wellbeing, Workload and Work-Life Balance

If you are a parent or carer, you may be responsible for the care of your child or children when they are not in school, especially if you have a partner who works, or you don’t have any relatives / friends who can care for your child / children whilst you are in school and / or university undertaking your IT...

Financial support for ITT

Financial support for ITT

In order to be eligible for bursaries and student finance, you need to be on a fee-paying ITT course (i.e. a postgraduate student). If you are going to be employed by a school on an employment-based ITT route e.g. School Direct (salaried) or Assessment Only (AO), then with the exception of financial support for childcare and Child Tax Cred...

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks

Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

In accordance with statutory requirements, certain checks, such as a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, are conducted for positions such as a trainee teacher that involve working with vulnerable groups, specifically children and vulnerable adults. The information obtained from these checks is us...

English / Maths skills

English / Maths skills

In order to be accepted on to your ITT course, you need to demonstrate that you have a GCSE in Maths and English Language (and a GCSE in a Science subject if you’re a Primary trainee) at grade C / 4 or above (or standard equivalent). If you don’t meet this entry criteria, your ITT provider may have asked you to sit a full GCSE, a GCSE equivalency te...

The Teachers' Standards

The Teachers' Standards

If you haven’t already done so, we suggest you take a look at the overview of the Teachers’ Standards – as these are the criteria you will be trained against, and be asked to provide evidence for, whilst you are on ITT – they are also the same standards you’ll be supported to develop whilst on your newly qualified teacher (NQT) statutory induction (‘NQT ye...

Subject Knowledge, Including Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses

Subject Knowledge, Including Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses

Subject knowledge is a common cause for concern for career changer trainees but there are resources available for you to make a start on updating your knowledge, if necessary, and there may even be courses available for you to attend. See belo...

Pedagogy, Including Behaviour Management, Planning for Learning, Assessment and Differentiation

Pedagogy, Including Behaviour Management, Planning for Learning, Assessment and Differentiation

You may have been able to gain a few days of classroom experience in schools prior to applying for or being accepted on your course, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, all scho