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Teacher Training at Haydon

Hello, my name is Brendan Mahoney, and I have the immense pleasure of being in charge of Initial Teacher Trainees and Early Careers Teachers at Haydon School part of which role includes being Haydon School’s Professional Coordinating Mentor, or PCM.

Thank you for expressing an interest in joining the team at Haydon School. We would be delighted to welcome you to Haydon as a Trainee Teacher or ECT. We run an excellent, well-rounded training programme at Haydon School for all our trainees and ECTs. We have a fantastic team of experienced and supportive mentors who will push you and guide you to become highly skilled classroom practitioners. You will also enjoy the benefits of being a part of a large cohort of trainees and ECTs to share your journey and everyday experiences and ideas with. We hope you will choose to start your teaching career with us. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like any more information by emailing: bmahoney4.312@haydonschool.com

Initial Teacher Training at Haydon School

WHY SHOULD I CHOSE HAYDON AS MY MAIN TRAINING SCHOOL? 

At Haydon School, we take trainees under a wide variety of programmes, including School Centred Initial Teacher Trainees (SCITT), Schools Direct and University PGCE.  We offer the following advantages:

  • A specialist subject mentor
  • Daily protected access to and ongoing support from the Professional Coordinating Mentor
  • 1-1 weekly mentor meetings
  • A wealth of support from experienced practitioners in what are generally large and well-established departments
  • The opportunity in some areas to teach subjects that many smaller schools are unable to offer
  • Bespoke trainee training programme to supplement your general training with our various providers
  • Access to a Teaching and Learning Teach Meet providing networking opportunities as well as a wealth of ideas to take back and use in the classroom
  • Full inclusion in whole school training days
  • Opportunities (and plenty of encouragement!) to get involved in extracurricular activities and trips
  • Opportunities to observe lessons outside of your department
  • A great community of Trainees and ECTs 
  • Links with local schools
  • Access to 24/7, 365 day, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for additional support with wellbeing
  • Access to the Haydon Learning Blog http://haydonlearningblog.com/ providing lesson ideas and literature to support your planning and progression as a trainee.
We work closely with various agencies and providers, like our two lead training schools, Hillingdon SCITT and many University providers, including Middlesex, St Mary’s, Brunel and Greenwic
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ECT Life at Haydon School

BENEFITS OF CHOOSING HAYDON SCHOOL FOR YOUR ECT TRAINING 

Haydon offers some unique advantages and benefits if you are lucky enough to be offered a place to train with us.  They include the following:

  • A specialist subject mentor
  • Daily protected access to and ongoing support from the Professional Coordinating Mentor
  • 1-1 weekly mentor meetings
  • 2 week paid summer induction programme
  • A wealth of support from experienced practitioners in what are generally large and well-established departments
  • The opportunity in some areas to teach subjects that many smaller schools are unable to offer
  • Visiting outside speakers
  • Bespoke ECT training programme designed and run by UCL/TeachWest
  • Access to a Teaching and Learning Teach Meet providing networking opportunities as well as a wealth of ideas to take back and use in the classroom
  • Full inclusion in whole school training days
  • Opportunities to get involved in extracurricular activities and trips
  • Opportunities to observe lessons outside of your department
  • Join a great community of Trainees and ECTs
  • Links with other local schools
  • Access to 24/7, 365 day, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for additional support with wellbeing, including confidential advice and counselling. The programme also includes access to exclusive member discounts applicable to all the big retail supermarkets and shops
  • Access to the Haydon Learning Blog http://haydonlearningblog.com/ providing lesson ideas and literature to support your planning and progression as a trainee