On this OFSTED Outstanding School Direct course, you will be part of a cohort of 30-35 trainees, all specialising in teaching KS1 and KS2 pupils. Training sessions for the cohort take place in schools, in bespoke training rooms. Sessions are dynamic and engaging and each trainee will very quickly become known as a unique individual so SCITT trainers and management can mould training and select placements to fit each individual’s needs, working exactly as skilled teachers do with their pupils. This is a key strength of our programmes, making the training personalised so that every trainee is both challenged and supported at every step of their journey to becoming the teacher they want to be.
The SCITT trainers are all leading experts in their fields, charismatic and passionate about making a difference in children’s lives. They include excellent practitioners from partner schools and consultants working to raise standards within primary schools within the region.
Central training includes days spent working with exceptional teachers and their pupils, in exceptional partnership schools, so all trainees are exposed to best practice in teaching the curriculum creatively and effectively. We want future pupils to love learning and our future teachers to love teaching!
This programme offers more contact hours in central training (60 full days) than the majority of current ITT programmes. Good subject knowledge underpins effective teaching, and the quality and depth of our central training is a key reason why so many of our teachers have risen rapidly to senior management roles in schools. Headteachers, SCITT trained teachers and trainees are unanimous is stating that the course structure is an ideal balance of theory and practice.
Within the course all trainees have regular opportunities to work alongside pupils in an outstanding special school and some choose to opt for a final teaching placement in a special school as a result.
An integral part of the courses is a full University of Leicester PGCE, with Masters Level credits. Trainees are asked to complete the equivalent of two 5000 word assignments within this internationally recognised PGCE award. Trainees receive some training at the University and are recognised as students of the University, with access to the library, sports and learning support facilities.
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