We are a successful partnership of schools around Exeter, created by the schools themselves. We deliver high quality, school-based programmes, devised in collaboration with our headteachers. One of our great strengths is our ability to personalise training with a strong emphasis on work-life balance and provide 1:1 support.
We offer a rich experience, having a contrasting mixture of schools for placements, consisting of secondaries, around 70 primaries, a hospital school, special schools and FE College. The primaries offer great diversity, from schools of less than 100 pupils to more than 600, from urban sites to small villages.
We demonstrate high employment rates and are recognised as providing well-trained, sought after NQTs.
We pride ourselves on training top quality teachers who:
put pupil progress at the heart of everything they do
continuously develop themselves using the principles of deliberate practice
root their classroom practice in up-to-date and relevant research.
The major benefit of this route is that the Trainee has the opportunity, right from the start, to join an effective school and build practical experience. Trainees come together for the taught elements of the course each week, which is delivered by Senior Leaders in Education and other excellent, current practitioners. A strong and supportive peer group develops, and life-long friendships are forged.
The Primary (3-7 and 5-11) programmes are offered in partnership with SWTT and Bath Spa University, an Ofsted rated Outstanding provider for ITT, who deliver the PGCE aspect of the course on site, here in Exeter.
About the accredited body
SWTT SCITT was formed in 1993 with the remit of providing high calibre teachers for Exeter and South West Schools. We pride ourselves in continuing with this challenge, but also with producing teachers who teach across the country. One of the great strengths of SWTT is our ability to personalise the QTS programmes and provide one to one support and challenge for each of our trainees. SWTT is based along with Exeter Consortium at West Exe School in Exeter, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, where some of our training sessions are held.