During the Primary School Direct ITT year, trainees will have experience in both Key Stages 1 (Years 1 and 2) and 2 (Years 3 to 6) to gain Qualified Teacher Status.
During the interview process with the RTA, there will be the opportunity to discuss preferences for Key Stages for the base placement. The RTA can also provide placements for potential trainees who would prefer EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).
Another requirement of the course is that trainees complete a full day in a range of other settings that include secondary, a Special Educational Needs setting and a school that has high numbers of pupils with English as an Additional Language. This provides trainees with an invaluable insight into how learning progresses in post-primary education and how to support pupils with additional needs.