Our principles

Our principles

A professional teacher:

  • Feels responsible for the learning and progress of every child in their class, and holds themselves to account for this.
  • Has high expectations of every child – in their potential, learning and behaviour - and never limits a child’s capability.
  • Aspires to be an expert in their craft and continues to look for ways to learn and improve.
  • Is able to skilfully adapt their teaching in different contexts and settings to enable children of all abilities and needs to learn and progress effectively.
  • Champions the opportunities which a good education can give to a child.

The following principles govern our Initial Teacher Training courses:

At the heart of our Initial Teacher Training courses is teaching pedagogy i.e. learning ‘how’ to teach. As teaching is a practical activity, we believe that training is best done in schools, under the supervision of expert teachers and underpinned by relevant theory.

As children are central to our Initial Teacher Training courses, their needs, individualities, development and diversity are inherent in our training.

Teaching is no different to any worthwhile and highly rewarding profession, in that it presents challenges and requires hard work to succeed. We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of all our trainees, and at the forefront of this is our commitment to their expertise and resilience.

Our teachers will be able to use technology to enhance pupils’ learning, as well as prepare children to live happily and work successfully in a world dominated by its use.

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