Initial Teacher Training

Victoria RoadWelcome

At Victoria Road, we welcome Teacher Training Students and we have a vision and a commitment to nurturing future generations of children. We take our responsibility very seriously and feel that it is important to share in the training of our next generation of teachers.

During your time with us, we will endeavour to show you the skills of classroom teaching, modelled by skilled practitioners, which will then be used to underpin your practice.

We look forward to working with you as part of our team. We hope that you enjoy your experience at Victoria Road. It will be hard work but very rewarding

Victoria Road Your Role


          It is your responsibility to:

  • Maintain high standards of professionalism in relation to attendance, punctuality, dress code and working inline with school expectation and ethos.

  • Show respect to all members of our school community.

  • Make yourself familiar with, and abide by, the Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies of Victoria Road Primary School, the Local Authority and the University of Cumbria.

  • Show enthusiasm and be proactive in relation to the range of opportunities that Victoria Road has to offer you for meeting the QTS standards, e.g. attending staff meetings etc.

  • Complete all required documentation in the format required by the course including: Teacher File, Profile of Professional Development and Pupil Assessment.

  • Prepare fully for meetings with PLM/PLC/ AT and ensure documentation is available at all times.

  • Respond promptly to advice given.

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate lessons and assess pupils to an appropriate level of the phase of your course.

  • Use school resources, such as photocopying, printing, laminating, responsibly inline with school guidance.

Victoria RoadOur Role

 We will:

  • Train, guide and assist, providing help with medium term and lesson planning, ensuring that your plans are of a high enough quality to be ‘signed off’.

  • Formally observe at least once a week, giving verbal and written feedback.

  • Formally observe phonics at least once within placement, giving verbal and written feedback.

  • Participate in joint University Tutor observations when and as requested.

  • Facilitate your access to information, procedures and processes so as to allow you to develop your knowledge.

  • Supervise your teaching to ensure safe and effective learning for all.

  • Monitor and provide information for your Student Profile.

  • Contribute to your final assessment.