The PTI New Teacher Subject Days is a four day course specifically designed for new teachers. The course offers subject specific guidance on teaching strategies, access to subject based resources, and contact with the latest academic research.
This course, made up of four Saturdays:
Now entering their eighth year, New Teacher Subject Days have consistently achieved fantastic feedback from participants and their schools. Heads of department tell us that the benefits of the course extend throughout their department.
The most effective teachers are inspirational communicators with deep subject knowledge. The Sutton Trust and Durham University reviewed over 200 pieces of educational research and identified two factors that have the most impact on pupil learning and performance: teachers’ subject knowledge and quality of teaching. New Teacher Subject Days directly target these two aspects of teaching practice.
As well as gaining resources from each day, participants will create, produce and implement an imaginative resource of their own which is linked to a topic they have explored on the course. On the final day of the course, participants share their resources and experiences of using them in the classroom.
These resources are made available to participants electronically, and are intended to be used within participants’ departments. The Learning Resource Assignment (LRA) can contribute to the core standards portfolio of evidence for NQTs who are compiling final end of year assessments.
Participants are also given access to thousands of resources on the PTI’s online Staffroom, normally only available to affiliated Schools Programme members.