Cornwall SCITT works in partnership with more than 25 Secondary Schools in Cornwall, including a Special School Trust and an Alternative Provision Multi-Academy Trust. At interview, the panel will discuss your placement needs and select suitable placements accordingly. We aim to place trainees 30-40 minutes from home, but occasionally this can take longer, especially for those living in more rural areas.
All trainees must successfully complete two placements during the course. In the majority of cases, trainees will attend their main placement in the Autumn Term and Summer Term, with a complimentary placement in the Spring Term. We aim to give trainees a broad range of experiences during the course, and aim for the second placement to contrast with the main placement. Placements will focus on the 11-16 age range, but post-16 experience can be gained either through sixth form participation or a 3 day placement in a tertiary College.
You will be on school placement for 3 days per week in the Autumn term, attending placement alongside Professional Studies and Subject Studies training sessions. In the Spring Term, your placement contact increases to 4 days per week and, from February half term until the end of the course you will be on placement 5 days per week. This allows you to embed your practice, and develop in confidence as you progress towards your final assessment and, moving forwards, your first employed post.
Cornwall SCITT offer enhancement opportunities for those interested in visiting an SEN School or an Alternative Provision Academy. These enhancements are initially for a one day visit, with an opportunity for an extended placement in the Spring or Summer Term.