Frequently Asked Questions

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What types of things will I do on the programme when I am an undergraduate? Who organises these activities and events?

You will be ‘attached’ to a Regional Training Centre (RTC) close to the university where you are studying for your degree. Your RTC will build a programme of events, activities and support for you and your fellow Future Teaching Scholars to take part in. Some of these will be based in schools local to where you are studying for your degree – these are known as Local Training Centres. You will be assigned a school-based mentor, in a Local Training Centre, for the three years you are studying for your degree.

During these years you will:

  • get the chance to meet with other Future Teaching Scholars in your region at three regional events per year
  • have an induction review with the Regional Training Centre Co-ordinator (who is responsible for looking after you and your school experiences during the following three years)
  • begin learning about school life and having an impact on pupils in need of a maths or physics specialist
  • build a strong relationship with your Local Training Centre through two immersion opportunities that year in the autumn and spring terms.
  • Further develop your knowledge of school life in the second year of your degree through eight in-school experiences linked to the Teachers’ Standards
  • develop an Action Research project in the autumn term of your third year
  • take part in an immersion week after your final exams. This will help you prepare for your ITT year, and will include a wide range of activities and experiences such as: shadowing teachers, experience as a teaching assistant, training sessions and group discussions with experienced teachers.
  • regularly take part in reviews and personal development planning (this might be through the online system or Skype as well as face to face).