Why Train With Us?

Bracknell Forest Council WebsiteYou will have the opportunity to receive invaluable ‘on the job’ experience in school with the Bracknell Forest Partnership. This consists of seven co-educational secondary schools with sixth forms, four primary schools, a pupil referral unit and two special schools which are part of the small friendly and successful local authority of Bracknell Forest, in Berkshire.

This training programme is a one-year school based full-time route into teaching leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status, with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education academic qualification and credits towards a Masters degree.

Reading University WebsiteTwo of the schools will be your placement schools, but more importantly you will be part of a wider community of trainee teachers across all our partnership schools.  Your training will be carried out in conjunction with the University of Reading, recently ranked within the top 25 initial teacher training providers nationally.

The aim of all involved in the partnership is to train excellent practitioners who have a positive impact on the learning of pupils.  You will take ownership of your development during your first year and establish the skills to allow you to reflect on your own learning to enable you to continuously improve during the training year and throughout your career.

Clare Groom – Garth Hill College

As the School Direct candidate in the Design and Technology department at Garth Hill College I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School.  My Mentor always has time to discuss my lesson plans, my progress and to give feedback on my targets.  Teachers observing me always give feedback that will help me move my teaching forward.
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As the School Direct candidate in the Design and Technology department at Garth Hill College I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School.

Jessica Clark – Sandhurst School

As the schools direct candidate in the drama department I feel like a member of staff and I am fully supported, not only by my mentor but by the school in general. All the staff are really friendly and willing to help where they can. My mentor is a great support and always there when I need him, to look at lesson plans, discuss my progress or just a shoulder to cry on. Being a schools direct candidate is a great experience and I couldn’t ask for a better place to complete my teacher training.
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As the schools direct candidate in the drama department I feel like a member of staff and I am fully supported, not only by my mentor but by the school in general.

James Martin – Ranelagh School

As the School Direct candidate in the Physical Education department at Ranelagh School I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School, which is benefiting my development greatly. My mentor and the other members of the department always have time to discuss my progress, give me feedback and are happy to help with my planning. My ITTCo is always very supportive and is always there for additional support where needed.
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As the School Direct candidate in the Physical Education department at Ranelagh School I feel very supported by the staff in the department and the School, which is benefiting my development greatly.