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Primary SDTP (salaried)

Primary School Direct Training Programme (salaried)

The School Direct Training Programme (salaried) is an innovative school based teacher-training route. Trainees work alongside outstanding practitioners and must be employed by the school supporting them. There is an expectation that trainees, should they meet the required standards, will be offered their first full time teaching post in one of The Cambridge Partnership consortium schools.

How long does the School Direct Training Programme (salaried) take?

The programme is normally completed within an academic year.

Course outline

The course is an intensive programme of initial teacher education which aims to develop trainees' competence and confidence in the teaching of their chosen subject(s) and in the general professional role of the teacher.

The intention is to provide trainees with a set of insights, perspectives and information upon which they can build as their career develops and to present a stimulating, challenging and enjoyable course.

Throughout the year there is a focus upon subject knowledge and the context of education. The trainees maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers' Standards for QTS.

On this course trainees will develop the following:
  • a broad range of practical teaching skills
  • appropriate personal qualities and professional attitudes
  • an informed understanding of curriculum and teaching methodology
  • the capacity to reflect critically on professional practice
  • a cogent personal philosophy of education


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