At the SCITT, we believe passionately in EVERY child’s entitlement to an excellent education, so they enjoy school, enjoy learning and make very good progress. Our Early Primary (EP) (3-7yr) course is designed to ensure that you complete training with a comprehensive understanding of how young children develop and learn. You will be tutored on three specialist, quality, contrasting placements in both Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One . Here you will be able to use and develop your toolkit of teaching skills which have been underpinned by engaging central training, delivered in bespoke training rooms in our primary school base. You will learn about research-based learning theories in practical hands-on lessons, demonstrated by skilled, passionate trainers. This consistently rated OFSTED outstanding programme offers 60 full days of central training, more than the majority of current ITT programmes. Trainees enter their NQT year confident and secure in their understanding of both the EYFS and KS1.
A key strength of our programme is making the training personalised so that all trainees are challenged and supported at every step in becoming the best teacher they can be. The SCITT outcomes in terms of the percentage of trainees awarded QTS and gaining employment are at the top of the DfE tables for providers in Leicestershire (provider performance profiles). In the last 3 years over 97% of our trainees have been graded as
Good’ orOutstanding’ against the Teachers’ Standards at the end of training.
The EP course, leads to QTS across the full (3-11yr) primary age range. You will graduate with a full University of Leicester internationally recognised Masters level PGCE and have full use of the University facilities.
Graduates of this course often rapidly gain leadership positions in Early Primary teams as their career progresses. Equally, the skills gained mean that graduates are also able to take up positions in Key Stage 2.
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“The best thing I’ve ever done. Comprehensive training, wide variety of settings, excellent support, prepared me for life as a teacher.” Rachel, 2019
In the most recent `Good Teacher Training Guide’ the SCITT is in the top five Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers nationally and is the top primary provider in the East Midlands.