Support for schools

Working within the MSC partnership offers excellent opportunities for schools to contribute to the programme. Partnership schools currently host and run some of our whole day conferences. SLEs and middle leaders contribute to our excellent professional development programme and experienced mentors act as lead subject mentors offering specialist subject training to groups of trainees across a range of schools.

School mentors are responsible for arranging a school based programme of subject training for their trainees which is supplemented by subject workshops organised by MSC. This can be tailored to fit the character, nature and needs of your school and trainee.

Schools are fully involved in the selection and recruitment of trainees. ITTcs are involved in interviewing candidates for MSC places and will organise subject specific second interviews within their schools.

"Thank you for my experience this year, I have enjoyed all aspects of it and it has been very thought provoking experience."

2013/14 Mentor

Full training for mentors and ITTcs is provided regularly by MSC. All mentors are asked to provide feedback on the programme; this feedback is used to drive improvement and enhance the training that MSC provides. New mentors are visited by a MSC representative within the first term; the aim of this visit is to support the new mentor in monitoring the progress of, and supporting, the trainee. The trainee will be jointly observed and the trainee’s individual training programme and teaching files will be reviewed and discussed.

Every MSC trainee, regardless of training route will receive a support visit in October/November during home school placements and a second support visit in January during second school placements.

The MSC also offers CPD courses for NQTs and RQTs.