Your placements are carefully selected to ensure they give excellent but contrasting experiences whilst considering a reasonable travelling distance from your home.
We have established excellent working relationships with our Professional Tutors and School Mentors and try to match our trainees with their mentor to build strong professional relationships.More information on our partnership schools can be found here
As a part-time trainee, you’ll have two placement schools. In Year 1, you will be exclusively at School A. In Year 2 between September and February you will undertake a placement in School B. You will then return to School A.
Our training programme is for a specified age range (5-11). We strive to provide experiences at special schools, pupil referral units and alternative educational settings.
School experience is at the heart of our training programme. Our expert school-based mentors will provide you with an outstanding foundation on which to build your future career alongside a designated Senior Link (Professional Tutor) who will be work closely with the SCITT team to ensure that you have great input and support which allows you to develop rapidly. You will also be supported by a SCITT tutor who will monitor your progress and provide with additional support.
As a part time trainee, you will have two days in your school placement during year one of the programme, whilst also attending the one day weekly full cohort training. In year two, you will have two and a half days in school, plus one afternoon studying either with the part time cohort as self study.
“You have made the start of training to teach a fantastic experience. I have able learned so much from everyone. The organisation has been top drawer!”
“The training sessions have been really inspiring. Having the opportunity to learn theory and then go and see it in the classroom has been so useful.”
“I chose EAST SCITT because they went the extra mile to support my decision to train to teach. absolutely the right decision, they have supported and guided me through a tough, but rewarding journey to a fully qualified teacher.”