Training starts in early September 2023 through to June 2025.
Our SCITT provides you with an ambitious, knowledge-rich curriculum which develops trainees’ knowledge, understanding and skills incrementally. Our curriculum is designed and delivered by experienced practising teachers and expert trainers to ensure your training prepares you for the needs of the modern classroom and enables you to start your teaching career equipped with the best combination of knowledge and skills.
A crucial aspect of this programme is the five-day induction period, which you attend fully, followed by four innovative intensive teaching practice weeks strategically placed throughout the programme to ensure you are not only prepared to commence your first teaching placement in mid–September, but also to enable you to have a full understanding of the four key threads of our curriculum which we consider fundamental to trainee success:
You will receive training on the most up to date thinking for teaching across the primary subjects from experts in their field.
Weekly training sessions provide an opportunity for linking theory to practice and meeting up with your fellow trainees to share and to work collaboratively. It also provides you with the ongoing supportive relationship with the SCITT team.
Full cohort sessions are based at one of our training centres at Farlingaye High School, Kesgrave High School, Whitehouse Community Primary School or one of our partner primary schools in the Ipswich area.
You will be provided with regular formative feedback to help you progress in your teaching skills through:
There are three formal reviews of progress throughout your training, with the final assessment to gain Qualified Teacher Status taking place in the summer term. Written submissions are evenly spread throughout the programme.
The well-being of our trainees is of the utmost importance to us. We take pride in the personalised provision we offer trainees and have a comprehensive support structure in place to ensure all aspects of your training are successful.
During your second year, PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education – 60 Master credits) assignment preparation lectures are held locally. Trainees will undertake 3 additional assignments. Award is validated by University of Buckingham.