The GTP is designed to assist in the promotion of quality teaching such that candidates not only achieve QTS but also are fully prepared to move smoothly into their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year. The ultimate aim of the partnership is to provide the best possible learning environment in order to develop excellent teachers in schools.
Structure & Assessment:
A usual teaching commitment for a GTP teacher is:
• a period of induction (duration dependent on experience and knowledge of the school)
• a first term time table of around 50% teaching commitment
• a second term time table of around 60% teaching commitment
• a third term time table of around 70% teaching commitment
An initial visit is undertaken in September, to meet the GTP teacher, mentor and school tutor and to discuss the training plan and support the identification of priorities and targets.
Visits then take place towards the end of each term, to watch the GTP teacher take a lesson and to debrief and check documentation (Portfolio and Standards booklets).
There is then a Final Assessment which occurs at the end of the training year. A different university tutor will visit the GTP teacher and watch a lesson and assess the documentation with a view to recommending QTS.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better