You’ll be placed in different schools during your training. You can’t pick which schools you want to be in, but your course will try to place you in schools you can commute to.
Your placements will be carefully selected to ensure that they give excellent but contrasting experiences whilst also 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.
You will be placed in the same school for terms 1 and 3, term 2 will be in a different school providing a contrasting school environment. 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.
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. The mentor will meet with you weekly and work closely with you enabling you to gradually increase your time spent teaching incrementally culminating in 6 weeks of 80% teaching by the end of your training year. Each school has a senior leader linked to 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 you with additional support, through 3 weekly telephone calls, email support. and school visits.
Thoughts from previous trainees:
“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 passion and enthusiasm across the teaching staff is palpable.”
“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.”