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Our vision is to educate the educators of the future.

e-Qualitas strives for excellence through its high expectations from recruitment, engaging with schools through training in partnership, and into employment.

Evidence shows it is the quality of teaching that can make the biggest difference to children’s learning in the classroom and to their ultimate success in school. Our intent therefore, is for the e-Qualitas curriculum to be cohesive, integrated and personalised with placement needs in order to train high quality teachers, preparing trainees for the reality of both their subject teaching and the classroom. We nurture a genuine passion for teaching, modelling a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development, placing evidence-based research in the foreground of our training.

The curriculum is sequenced to provide trainees with access to expert practice and research at the appropriate times in their training. Adopting a layers of learning approach offers valuable opportunities to revisit and consistently deepen understanding of key components within subjects.

Phase and Subject specificity are central to the way in which our curriculum is planned and delivered. Along with the minimum entitlement of the CCF, in addition to a wider curriculum offer, based on the best available evidence for subject pedagogies, is to be in place for trainees on the programme.

e-Qualitas’ Deputy Programme Director Tracey Maloney discusses the aims of our ITT curriculum:

We aim to harness the collective agency of subject communities, and schools and hubs, inducting new teachers into that community; exploring the history and future development of the subject in order to give trainees the approaches that will help them to solve future curricular challenges.

Our intent is to produce teachers who are:

To create these attributes in our trainees, our intent is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is rigorous and ambitious, providing opportunities to reflect critically and acquire knowledge of:

More detail for each component is included in our ‘Curriculum on a Page’ below:

What our teachers say about us...

I have most enjoyed the deep-dives in each of the subjects. You've got all the of the expertise of the Subject Leads, and tutors - you can go and ask them questions. It is a culture and an environment where you have all the expertise and experience at your fingertips that you could need.

Sian - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

As part of the teacher training programme, so many doors and windows of knowledge are opening. Last term's focus was on assessment, which has been transformative for me. I am now able to look at what my children know, what they need to know and then adapt my practice based on the knowledge they've demonstrated. It's made me a better teacher, because I can adapt my practice to suit everybody.

Dan - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

Coming to e-Qualitas and going to the training days has given me the confidence to take lead in the classroom and when working with my support staff.

Cherelle - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

This has been a great, supportive programme because I get the freedom to come up with plans and then see them in action with my students. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

Kellie - Secondary English Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

I'm really lucky at my school that I have a fantastic mentor and really supportive science staff, so I am getting on-the-job advice all the time. Talking to other trainees about what has worked is very useful, because they are at the same level of experience as me and their advice is great too.

Alison - Secondary Biology Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

Working in partnership with e-Qualitas has allowed us to put into place a system to support new members of staff in school. It's about focusing on developing individual teachers and supporting them through the teacher training programme.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School

What our teachers say about us...

The in-person training sessions have been great and have fostered a brilliant sense of community among trainees, who are from different parts of the country. We've had a lovely mix of practical and theory - enabling us to put into practice everything we've been discussing.

Shikiera - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My subject knowledge has definitely improved from working with the Subject Leads; building my understanding of substantive disciplinary knowledge. I feel I am able to talk to the Subject Leads after each training session to discuss each training session in more detail. My subject lead has been so helpful with my learning sequences.

Masooma - Primary Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

The workload on the training programme is demanding, though it is manageable.The training and communication that you receive from e-Qualitas makes the workload both acceptable and convenient. Thumbs up, I am looking forward!

Bugra - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What our teachers say about us...

My teaching skills have improved so much during the training year. My tutor and my mentor worked really hard with me, and I am really thankful for the efforts they made to make me the teacher I am today. My Subject Lead taught me so much, for example how to scaffold a lesson - making sure the whole class is engaged with tasks.

Amara - Secondary Maths Teacher - e-Qualified ✓

What schools say about us...

One of the most important things we do is appoint the right members of staff, with the right mindset and ability to form relationships with young people. The brilliant concept of the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme is that you can identify talent in members of staff currently within school.

Mr Tony McCabe - Head Teacher - St Joseph's RC School