Your placements are carefully selected to ensure they give excellent but contrasting experiences whilst considering a reasonable travelling distance from your home.
We know many of our Professional Tutors and School Mentors well and try to match our trainees with their mentor to build that strong professional relationship.
As a part-time trainee, you’ll have two placement schools. Effectively, you will have 6 terms, 3 per year. Terms 1, 4, 5, 6 will be in School A and terms 2 & 3 in School B. The two schools will provide a contrasting learning environment.
Every Thursday during the first year of training you will receive general professional and subject knowledge sessions, complimented by specific bespoke training as appropriate in your second year.
You will start undertaking structured observations of teachers followed by team teaching, part lesson then full lesson teaching.
Our schools comprise predominantly of comprehensive schools but include faith schools.
Each of our training programmes is for a specified age range. We strive to provide experiences at special schools, pupil referral units and alternative educational settings.
Schools play such an important part in the programme, and that’s why we can provide you with an outstanding foundation on which to build your future career. You will have an expert school-based Mentor and a designated Senior Link (Professional Tutor) in each placement school and they will be trained by, and work closely with the SCITT team to ensure that you have great input and support which allows you to develop rapidly.
“You all, along with everyone at school, made my first term of training to teach the best experience ever. I was able to learn so much from everyone and you were all incredibly supportive in the process! I honestly can’t sing your praises highly enough!”
“The support provided at each school was outstanding, both the support from my mentor and regular training sessions allowed me to start my NQT year feeling confident and equipped with the correct knowledge to start my career. I would highly recommend both schools as fantastic places to start your career as a teacher”.