Our Chartered Teacher Programme for Trainee Teachers

Implementing the PSHE Association’s Chartered Trainee Teacher programme enables student teachers to develop the basic understanding and skills they require to effectively teach PSHE education.  NQTs are often required to deliver PSHE upon taking up their first teaching post; many lack the training and confidence to do so effectively. The Chartered Trainee Teacher Programme leaves trainee teachers feeling better prepared and able to teach PSHE education, as well as enhancing their employment prospects when looking for their first role.

The process contributes towards student teachers’ professional development and enhances any future applications for employment.

Following a successful pilot programme in five universities and two SCITT programmes the PSHE Association is launching a framework which is intended to be used by trainee teachers in conjunction with a university tutor or school based mentor. The framework explains the key understanding and competences student teachers should acquire and demonstrate, prior to teaching PSHE education. It explains how the PSHE Association’s 10 principles of good practice link to current Department for Education and Ofsted guidance and how this can be applied in the classroom.

The framework is supported by the National Association of Head Teachers and is intended to be highly flexible. It is up to individual mentors and tutors to decide how to use it in a way that best suits their programme and their students.  The framework provides a mechanism for tutors and mentors to assess whether their students have evidenced the key understanding and competences required for PSHE teaching.  All successful participants are entitled to a PSHE Association Trainee Chartered Teacher status certificate which is awarded via their ITE provider.

The Chartered Trainee Teacher process is free.  It is suitable for developing the skills and knowledge of all NQTs regardless of phase and discipline.  To find out more or to register your interest in the programme please email us.

Please click here to download the framework