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Thurston Community College

Thurston Community College

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Teacher Training

Active participation in Teacher Training is also central to the College’s ethos. We believe that taking an active part in Initial Teacher Training benefits our College by:

  • Encouraging teachers to reflect on and develop their own practice
  • Giving teachers opportunities for professional development in mentoring and supporting trainees
  • Bringing new ideas into the College, contributing to College Improvement Plans
  • Enabling us to forge fruitful relationships with a wide range of training providers including the University of Cambridge; the University of Bedfordshire; Suffolk and Norfolk Initial Teacher Training (SNITT) and Cambridge & Suffolk Schools Alliance (CASSA)
  • Enabling us to play a positive part in the preparation of a new generation of teachers via programmes such as the Postgraduate Teacher Programme (PGCE), the School Direct Secondary SCITT and School Direct Training Programme (Tuition Fee)

For more information on the three pathways to Teacher Training we support, click on the following links:

Contact for queries:

Kirsten Parker,  Assistant Principal (Professional Tutor) - kirsten.parker@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk

Cheney-Anne Payne, ITT Lead Mentor - cheney-anne.payne@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk