Carmel Teacher Training Programme
Carmel College, A Catholic Academy has experience over a number of years of GTP training. Firstly with individual graduates when the school acted as a Recommending Body for the TTA. Carmel then developed this role and were awarded the status of Designated Recommending Body (DRB) for the Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership (South) HNCP. Secondary teacher training as a DRB began in September 2002 and the TTA then in 2004 allocated the DRB with primary funded training places.
The DRB received an excellent Ofsted report and was recommended to become an accredited provider for QTS. This successfully transferred (August 2005) our role into Carmel Teacher Training Partnership.
Trainees must hold a degree (2:2 or above) in the subject they wish to teach or within a core or foundation subject for primary. A 2:1 or higher is preferred. GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, maths and science (for primary training) is essential before training commences. Ideally trainees have at least a basic knowledge of ICT. We have found the best trainees have had some experience working within a school/training environment either paid or on a voluntary basis.
The GTP programme has beed phased out by the Department for Education and 2012/13 will be the last year of GTP training. Carmel will therefore not be accepting anymore GTP applications.
Carmel does offer for 2013/14 Primary and Secondary SCITT programmes and supports schools with ITT programmes for School Direct. Whilst numbers of places have not yet been allocated for 2013 by the Teaching Agency, CTTP expects to be able to host School Direct, SCITT and School Direct Salaried in both Primary and Secondary.
If you are interested in learning more about teacher training with Carmel College you are invited to contact in the first instance,
Mr M Shorten at
tel: 01325 254525