Leading the way forward in Teacher Training

Posted by Ms Gregg on 09 Dec 2015

The Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT (AMP) celebrated its commencement as an accredited provider for Teacher Training with a well-attended Launch on December 1st.  The DFE has recognised the strength and impact that the collaboration of schools across Merseyside has made in the response to recruitment of quality teachers through the School Direct Teacher Training programme. AMP aims to address the shortage of quality new teachers in local schools.

A SCITT is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider and differs from other providers because it is led by current practicing outstanding teachers. The Head of AMP SCITT, Mrs Pauline Treanor said, “AMP allows us to train and empower future outstanding teachers. We recruit the highest quality of graduates, ensuring commitment to the teaching profession and identifying future leaders of education. This school led route into teaching aims to attract talented people, including career changers, to apply for a more personalised programme.”

Our teacher training programme offers graduates who wish to train as teachers an enriched opportunity of developing teaching skills within the school environment to successful complete their PGCE with QTS qualification. Since embarking on School Direct teacher training in 2013 100% of our trainees have been graded outstanding or good, leading to all applicants to teaching posts being successfully appointed, with many gaining employment within the Partnership of schools.

Working with over 25 schools in Liverpool, Sefton, Halton and West Lancashire, AMP SCITT is a true partnership brought about to ensure the success of future new teachers and to ensure that our pupils do not miss out – ultimately this is why we all went into teaching – to inspire our students to succeed. Liverpool Hope University is a supportive partner in providing academic rigour, accrediting the Masters element of our programme.

Our first cohort of AMP SCITT trainees are an amazing group of aspiring teachers and will become future leaders of education. Our vision is to recruit, train and employ our ‘home grown teachers’, this is being realised through our Teacher Training programme which allows trainees to learn alongside some of the best teachers working in our classrooms today. Andrew Pierce, English trainee stated,“I chose AMP over a PGCE because there is a stronger focus on practical experience as well as more opportunities for professional development. This meant an easier transition into full time work as a teacher. ”

Alison Brady, AMP SCITT Manager said: “If you want to inspire local children to fulfil their potential then we want to hear from you. We are looking for applications from people who have the potential to be outstanding teachers in both primary and secondary schools. It is a great way to qualify to become a teacher and we are currently recruiting for a September 2017 start in 17 different subjects”.

By offering bursaries of up to £30,000 in key subjects, together with outstanding training and development, local schools are attracting the very best new teachers. If a career in teaching is one of your long term goals or if your experience of working with young people has sparked an interest and desire to become a teacher, then we’d like to hear from you. Come and see us at our Train to Teach event on Wednesday 16th December, register online at www.traintoteach.eventbrite.co.ukAMP 4