Our school is delighted to be part of the Polesworth Partnership and we are fully committed to offering aspiring teachers the opportunity to train alongside our team of dedicated professionals here at Two Gates.
We view our role in nurturing and inspiring the next generation of teachers as a privilege and already host placements for students from University College Birmingham and Birmingham City University. Our trained mentors ‘go the extra mile’ to support and challenge students not only to work towards meeting the requirements of the standards but to develop and extend their pedagogy and awareness as teachers through a creative holistic approach.
Our mission statement is, ‘Love Children, Love Learning’! The well-being of pupils is the central to everything we do – we know that being happy and secure within our environment means that children will be more open to the challenge, excitement and uncertainty of new learning so that they can progress and achieve without limits.
At Two Gates we are committed to the continuing professional development of all staff. An extensive programme is offered ranging from bespoke individual plans through to whole school initiatives, all carefully identified from analysis, needs assessment and improvement priorities. CPD is seen as an entitlement for all to continually improve for the benefit of our learners through carefully planned support and challenge.
All teachers belong to one or more of our leadership teams which means that right from day 1 our teachers learn the importance of having a whole school vision and shared responsibility for planning and seeing through the improvement priorities of the school. We are a school built on teams and teamwork at all levels.
Our school is also part of a local network of eleven schools- the Belgrave Network Learning Community (BLNC). Each term a variety of formal and informal CPD events take place for teachers, support staff and subject/aspect leaders from all schools including cluster meetings, training events, learning walks, lesson observations and opportunities to visit each other’s schools. All events are evaluated for impact and the outcomes in terms of staff development are significant.
Any School Direct graduate joining our team will be given the best opportunity to be successful and we welcome visits from prospective candidates.
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For more information about training please follow this link: http://catteachingschool.org/introductionfutureteachers/