National Online Teacher Training (NOTT)


School Placement

The vast majority of your time will be spent in schools on placement. You will be guided across at least two contrasting placements by our expert subject mentors who will provide you with weekly targets to challenge your practice, and support to ensure that you develop rapidly as a teacher. You will also have the opportunity to enrich your teaching with visits to alternative provision providers, post 16 colleges or adult education centres.

Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP)

The Teacher Training Enhancement Programme (TTEP) is a flexible online course to support your teacher training year.

The content of the English TTEP course is made up of the following modules and topics:

Professional Studies 1

  • What is Education
  • Application of the Theories of Learning
  • Introduction to the Teachers’ Standards
  • Lesson Planning
  • Questioning Skills
  • Ideas for Starters and Plenaries
  • Activities for Learning
  • Behaviour Management 1
  • Assessment and AfL
  • Differentiation and Inclusive Practice
  • Staging Debates and Role-plays
  • Impacts and Presence
  • Getting the Best out of your Placements

Professional Studies 2

  • Behaviour Management 2
  • Tracking Progress and Using Data
  • Using Language to Influence
  • The Pastoral Role
  • Safeguarding - Child Protection
  • Safeguarding - e-safety
  • Moving from Good to Outstanding
  • Communicating with Parents
  • Working with other Professionals
  • Beyond the Classroom
  • Personal and Professional Conduct
  • Evaluation and Reflection
  • Apply for your First Position

Subject Studies

  • Working with GCSE Syllabuses
  • Novels
  • Plays
  • Poetry
  • Non-Fiction
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Independent Reading
  • Developing Writing
  • The Importance of Storytelling
  • Assessment in English
  • Differentiation in English

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE)

Where identified during selection and recruitment you may complete an 8, 12, 16, 20 or 28-week Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. This is delivered online, so you can manage these hours around your other commitments. This course is 100 % distance learning and comes with a personal tutor. The course is free and attracts a bursary of £175 per week for eligible trainees.

The content of the English SKE is made up of the following topics and modules:

GCSE topics

  • Critical reading and comprehension (Language)
  • Summarising & synthesising
  • Writing clear and coherent text
  • Writing for impact
  • Grammar and vocabulary
  • Spoken language
  • Critical reading and comprehension (Literature)
  • Evaluating and comparing texts (Literature)
  • Writing clearly and coherently about literature (Literature)

GCSE virtual lessons modules

  • English Language
    • Reading and Understanding Texts
    • Language and Structure in Reading and Writing
    • Evaluating Texts
    • Comparing Texts
    • Creating Writing
    • Non-Fiction Writing
  • English Literature
    • Shakespeare
    • Modern Drama
    • 19th Century Literature
    • Poetry (anthology)
    • Unseen Poetry (EdExcel/AQA)
    • Generic Skills

Next steps

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