What is a SCITT?
A SCITT is a training provider which is based exclusively in a school rather then in a university department of education. As a result of this, the course provided by a SCITT gives trainees the chance to learn their teaching craft in a school environment almost exclusively with school based acting practitioners. Virtually all of your time will be spent in a local school or across our partnership schools. This is compared to university-based equivalents, in which trainees also spend time in university education department on placements. You'll still learn the theory you need, but you'll have more opportunities to put it into practice.
You will spend 34 weeks with the Partnership, 28 of which are based in schools learning the craft of teaching and classroom management.
In addition you will have Subject Studies and General Professional Studies sessions looking more specifically at the academic rigour of the profession.
There will be occasions throughout the course when you can evaluate your experiences both in the classroom and in the more formally taught studies.
You will have access to a plentiful supply of teacher training resources, as well as access to computers and other hardware, which are available for use from approximately 8.30am to 4.30pm.
All trainees who successfully achieved the award of PGCE/QTS in recent years gained employment (the vast majority in local schools).