Teacher Training

Why teach?

We firmly believe that teaching is the best job in the world. Every day you get the chance to inspire children of all ages and use your skills to ensure every pupil gets access to a quality education. You may remember a truly brilliant teacher from school who made a real difference to your life. As a teacher, you can use your knowledge and passion for learning to help children unlock capabilities and explore new opportunities. You’ll develop a wide range of transferable skills for yourself in the process, too.
This is a fantastic time to join the teaching profession.

Want to join a team to train for the best job in the world?
We are looking for people with these qualities:
Being passionate about making a difference to the lives of children.
A desire to teach and inspire.
Enthusiasm about the curriculum with a subject specialism.
Creative and imaginative.
The ability to present information and communicate well verbally and in writing.
Strong organisational skills.
Sense of humour and able to be a team player.

Is this you?

Introduction to School Direct (unsalaried) route to teaching.

The School Direct course is a demanding and intensive school- based course which will lead to a recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE 5-11) accredited by Plymouth Marjon University. It is a thorough and effective way of training 'on the job', with less time spent in University and more time in the actual classroom. Trainees are able to benefit from this extra time by absorbing more of the excellent teaching practices around them, as well as being accepted as a member of teaching staff quickly.
The Primary (5-11) course aims to give participants experience of the full range of ages between 5 and 11 in two contrasting school placements.

Trainees initially observe and wok with small groups, eventually leading to whole class teaching in two different schools.

Trainees also benefit from taking part in three focus weeks based on SEND, Outdoor Education and Christian Distinctiveness visiting a number of CCE schools. In addition, taught sessions will take place once or twice a week at Plymouth Marjon University where trainees will essentially be taught the academic requirements of the PGCE course. Further training is delivered by CCE staff on a range of subjects including: Planning and Assessment; Reading; Writing; Phonics; Maths; Behaviour; Safeguarding and other curriculum areas.
We can offer you:

All CCE schools adhere to the Celtic Cross Education Vision
A range of 12 schools – from large urban schools, smaller village schools to one of the smallest rural schools in Cornwall. Schools near the coast, moor or town. Schools isolated by location from others, or within close proximity to other local Trust schools.

Schools with a range of class, year and phase structures from single aged classes, mixed aged classes to whole key stages.

Church School ethos across all twelve schools with a Christian Distinctiveness Lead across the Trust.

Focus weeks in Outdoor Education, SEND including Nurture provision and Christian Distinctiveness.

Dedicated and experienced school leaders and mentors who have ITT experience.

Training delivered in our schools and at our Trust Training Centre led (or virtually) by Trust staff and specialist providers.

A CCE laptop for use during the year.