Training School: Teacher Training

What to expect...

As a trainee hosted by Finham Park, you will:

  • be assigned a skilled and trained subject mentor who you will have weekly meetings with
  • support a vertical (years 7-11) mentor group alongside an experienced mentor
  • have a time-table, planned to meet your individual course needs
  • be provided with a laptop for planning and lesson delivery
  • be supported by Training School staff
  • have access to a training library
  • be involved with the wider school CPD programme

First day of placement

  • Parking is available on site
  • Please report to reception on arrival
  • Please bring Photo ID and CRB check
  • Wear appropriate professional, business attire

A typical school day of trainee teacher

  • 8:00-8.30 Arrive in school and sign in before going to department area
  • 8.40-8.50 Morning briefing in the staffroom (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • 8.50-9.05 Mentor time (pastoral activities)
  • 9.05-10.05 Weekly senior mentor meeting (discussion and activities around whole school issues)
  • 10.05-11.05 Observation (watching another teacher's lesson, observing for good practice, behaviour management, learning activities)
  • 11.05-11.25 Break time (an opportunity to meet other staff in the department or staffroom)
  • 11.25-12.25 Preparation time (lesson planning, meeting with other teachers, creating resources)
  • 12.25-1:00pm Lunch time
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Teaching (your timetable develops as your classroom confidence and skills level grow)
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Lesson reflection and evaluation (time to discuss with your mentor, or complete personal reflection)
  • 3:00pm School finishes
  • 3:00-4.30pm TaLK (Teaching and Learning Communities, a time to discuss and share best and next practice with colleagues)