Welcome to the Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership, which comprises of Little Heath School, Prospect School, The Hurst Community College, Theale Green, The Wren and The Willink as lead school.  We are neighbouring secondary schools in the Berkshire and Hampshire area. Our alliance has been awarded Teaching School designation due to our proven track record in providing high quality teacher training and collaborative CPD opportunities.

I’m loving my training here at Prospect; the staff have been so welcoming and it’s been great to meet such a diverse range of students and see the impact that we can have on their lives and education. The opportunities available for us have been endless and the support fantastic - I’m looking forward to carrying on my training here, continuing to be stretched and enjoying every minute!

Miss A Russell Trainee Physics Teacher at Prospect

School Direct (SD) is a direct route into teaching where successful applicants are trained predominantly within a school-based environment. We offer full time secondary Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) courses that are all planned and delivered in collaboration with the University of Reading’s Institute of Education.  At the very heart of our model of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is the drive to produce outstanding teachers who become reflective professionals able to secure the very best outcomes for all children.

Our trainees will spend the majority of the school year based in one main school with a 5/6 week 2nd school placement at the beginning of the Spring term.  Training will be led by experienced staff in each school and will involve meetings, workshops and other activities.  Being based in a school, our trainees will quickly come to appreciate the nature of teaching and learning in the workplace and will see how to put theory into practice every day. The University based training days support the school-led programme and give trainees the opportunity to learn from the experience and enquiry of others in the Reading Partnership.  The ITT programme is designed to build confidence and subject knowledge and equip a trainee teacher with the skills necessary to becoming an effective classroom practitioner. Throughout the training, support will be provided by a well-trained mentor in school as well as the University.

Here at Prospect our focus is developing the next generation of teachers. Our staff dedicates their time in preparing, developing and supporting those coming into the profession. We are all about showcasing why we have the best job in the world and inspiring those to come and join us.

Mrs S Edwards Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator at Prospect
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