Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership (RCTTP) is an Outstanding provider of initial teacher training working in close and successful partnership with primary and secondary schools in the Redcar and Cleveland area. Our aim is to train reflective practitioners with the necessary skills to become committed, creative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable professionals, able to meet the demands of teaching in the 21st century.
We are a small and highly supportive provider. Our strength stems from the relationships that we have firmly established with our partnership schools and that we develop with our trainees over the course of the training year. These strong and mutually supportive relationships enable us to provide high quality school based training focussed on meeting the needs of trainees underpinned by a comprehensive programme of central training delivered by a range of experienced expert practitioners.
The course starts in September and finishes with the end of the academic year in July. We offer training in both Primary (key stage 1 and 2) and Secondary (key stage 3 and 4) Successful completion leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). RCTTP has also established links with the University of Hull and now offers a PGCE with Masters Level Credits alongside QTS.
“The strong positive and respectful relationships between trainees, their pupils and other colleagues allow trainees to act as fully integrated and effective members of staff within the schools in which they are placed.” (Ofsted Report 2015)
Past employment statistics for the programme have been excellent with 100% of 2014-15 trainees gaining employment by the December following completion of the training year.
Feedback on the programme from trainees, partnership schools and external moderators is excellent.
“Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences” (Partnership Tutor)
Trainees also comment on the high level of support they receive during the training year.
“There was constant consistent support, advice and feedback” (Trainee)
“The ethos is supportive and nurturing” (Trainee)
RCTTP will continue working with partner schools to offer places on both the School Direct and School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programmes. We are also working with Tees Valley Education as a Strategic Partner for Tees Valley Teaching School Alliance.