Lincolnshire SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) works in partnership with schools across Lincolnshire to deliver high quality school-based primary and secondary teacher training. SCITT (core) and School Direct (fee paying and salaried) routes are offered and all trainees follow the same training programme irrespective of the route for which they apply.
Through a carefully sequenced and coherent framework of study trainees, within their phase of training, will gain the initial knowledge and skills to understand what it means to:
be a teacher * to teach * to teach a subject
Key features of our programme include:
A training programme which blends the theoretical, academic and practical knowledge and skills of teaching
School-based training for the whole academic year
Training in a range of schools across Lincolnshire
A caring, nurturing and supportive programme for trainees
Dedicated mentor support
Strong partnership with the University of Lincoln, including access to the University’s facilities
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 masters’ credits on successful completion of the course.
Trainees are in their main training school for the full academic year gaining an insight into how a learning environment is created from the first day and building strong relationships with pupils and staff. Trainees have a centralised training day each week of the academic year.
In addition, trainees expand their breadth of experience within a different school setting in the spring term.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent for secondary trainees with the addition of grade C/4 or above in a science for primary trainees.
We are looking for trainee teachers who will inspire our pupils through their enthusiasm and belief in the intrinsic value of education
The ability to communicate knowledge to a range of learners
High levels of interpersonal skills
A flexible approach and an openness and willingness to learn
A solution focused approach to challenge
A determination/resilience to stay positive in the face of setbacks
Supportive and empathetic team player
The drive and ambition to become an outstanding teacher and future leader
Reflective on practice, with the ability to take and act upon advice
Throughout training trainees must demonstrate competence in English and mathematics.
Lincolnshire SCITT will also undertake the relevant safeguarding checks before training commences, including an Enhanced DBS check. Lincolnshire SCITT will give full support to applicants in completing these checks once an offer of a training place has been given.
The salary for this course is individual to the school setting that employs the trainee. The salary is calculated using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Lincolnshire SCITT aims to recruit and train excellent teachers for Lincolnshire and beyond who value all learners and are committed to supporting them to achieve their potential.
The Lincolnshire SCITT provides a dynamic, supportive and school centred environment in which to train to teach within both the primary and secondary phases. We offer a highly regarded training programme, with expert and committed staff eager to share their skills, experience and practice with the next generation of teachers.
Operating within the city, county and borders of Lincolnshire, the SCITT works with a number of lead and placement schools experienced in the field of teacher training. Schools in our partnership subscribe to the same ethos and value the contribution enthusiastic trainees can bring to our schools and pupils. Within a caring and stimulating atmosphere, trainees are supported in their journey to qualify to teach.
To enable professional practice to be set within the context of academic and evidence-based research, The University of Lincoln co-delivers the taught programme and assesses trainees for a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with 60 Masters’ credits.
Lincolnshire SCITT conducts a rigorous selection process in order to secure the best candidates for the teaching profession. Applicants successfully shortlisted will be invited to take part in a formal selection process involving schools and school leaders as well as SCITT personnel.
The selection activities may include:
A formal interview
Primary applicants: A small group activity with primary school children
Secondary applicants: A short presentation to a group of pupils within a specified area
A written task
As part of the selection process preferences for training schools will be discussed and school visits will be arranged giving the opportunity to meet school leaders, staff members and pupils.
A formal offer of training will be made through DFE Apply for Teacher Training.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
Lincolnshire SCITT recognises the needs of all its trainees and will implement a support plan for trainees with disabilities and other needs. As an organisation we value the personal pastoral care that we put in place for each of our trainees and will work collaboratively to ensure that full support is given from the central team and school-based staff.
In addition, all trainees are students of the University of Lincoln and as such have access to the full range of support offered by the university.
Witham St Hughs Academy Muntjac Way Lincoln Lincolnshire LN6 9WF
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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