Why train with us? Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
Exeter Consortium offers an exceptional opportunity to learn to teach in local schools with outstanding providers. The attractive setting of an historic regional capital at the heart of one of the most desirable areas of the country makes this an irresistible location to live and learn in.
The well-established excellence in teacher training in Exeter has come from a commitment across our member schools and partners over the years to offer high quality training programmes and a diverse range of supportive learning environments in our schools. Many years of experience have seen the development of a learning culture in our schools which values, supports and prioritises the needs of trainees and which has produced a consistently high level of outstanding teachers.
The primary schools we partner with offer a wide range of sizes and locations, from small schools of less than 100 pupils up to rolls of more than 600, and from inner-city sites to the urban fringe - and beyond to surrounding small villages.
We aim to place trainees in schools close to where they live as well as ensuring that the schools will give them the right training opportunities.
Strengths of our training programme praised by Ofsted:
- Newly qualified teachers are well prepared for their first teaching post
- Highly regarded by headteachers
- The partnership is overseen effectively by well-qualified leaders
- The welcoming nature of the partnership
- The responsiveness of partnership staff when trainees seek advice
- Personalised support that trainees receive means that trainees’ needs are met exceptionally well
- The partnership’s focus on ‘pedagogy not paperwork’ has been pivotal in supporting trainees to manage their workload
- Strong communication across the partnership and regular feedback mean that trainees develop into reflective practitioners
Choosing the right teaching pathway can be a daunting experience, however once someone recommended I contact Exeter Consortium, the whole experience changed. They were incredibly informative, encouraging and simply friendly! Within minutes of being in the office, I knew it was the right course for me. Being part of a smaller cohort means that they get to know you on a personal basis, they are genuinely interested in helping you progress through the ITT year, providing not only emotional support, but providing exemplary additional seminars and valuable CPD. I would recommend the course to any prospective ITT candidate.
The process of searching for PGCE/SCITT Providers was appearing really daunting but when I came across PGCE
SD@Exeter I felt it really had something to offer that was different from all the rest. It fuses the School Direct aspect of working in a school with the PGCE academic side. This is the balance that I was looking for and so far I’m really enjoying my experience. One of the best attributes of the course is the fact that you have a ‘home school’ meaning that from day one you are integrated into a school and not out on a limb. It means that you learn so much more about setting up a classroom ready for the beginning of the year and then following that through to the end. I also love that we are given the opportunity to place the academic learning alongside direct experience more often. I feel that by the end of the course I will not just be more prepared for the NQT year but that I will also be better equipped for it. It’s really exciting to be a part of something innovative and I’m really pleased to be a member of the first cohort, I definitely made the right choice!
For further information, please contact our friendly ITT Team on 01392 927171 (Option 2)