The make-up of our NMAPS Full Time courses
A Unique Familiarisation Programme
The NMAPS teacher training courses start with a Summer Induction for all trainees to attend. This is normally a three-day residential event, but due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions this may be subject to change. We will update details nearer the time. Whether the induction is held face-to-face, online or blended, it will give you the chance to meet your peers and have an in-depth introduction to what the course entails.
Four days’ teaching…..
High Quality School Placements
We have carefully selected schools, in both the state and independent sector, with robust Mathematics and Physics departments. You will spend the majority of your course in one main placement school, with six weeks in a contrasting second school to broaden your experience. A key advantage to training with NMAPS is that you will normally know your main placement school before you accept a place.
In addition, a two-day primary school placement will allow your to understand a child’s school journey and short placements with alternative providers (Special Schools, Pupil Referral Units) will ensure you gain a broad experience of the education system.
…..for every day of theory
One day per week will be spent in your Hub school or at a national training session taught by current teachers at the top of their profession. We offer a specialist programme of study that allows you the time and opportunity to explore the pedagogy (the art) of teaching, tailored to your particular subject. This will allow you to learn teaching strategies to make you more effective in the classroom.
14.5 days of subject knowledge and pedagogical study + 14.5 days of professional studies
27 days are Hub school led training sessions + 2 days are National Training days