The North Tyneside School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme provides a practical introduction into primary teaching, awarding trainees with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Our programme is the best way to train if you’re looking for lots of practical, hands-on experience, and want to benefit from the expertise of teachers on the ground. Our unique and distinctive training will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to become a highly effective primary school teacher.
We offer training specialising in the 3-7 years old age range based within the foundation stage and key stage one. The award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is validated by Northumbria University.
The programme offers you the chance to train within a professional environment and incorporates supportive and developmental training opportunities based within North Tyneside’s School Improvement Service and in a variety of our partnership schools.
You’ll be part of a small cohort which means we can offer you personalised support tailored to your needs, and really nurture and support your professional development. The course offers many layers of professional guidance both whilst centre-based and in schools to support and enable students to become highly effective primary teachers.
The programme is structured around four distinct but inter-related modules. The four modules are:
- Reflective Primary Teacher
- Curriculum Studies (Core Subjects)
- Critical Curriculum Studies (Foundation Subjects)
- Educational Placements
A key strength of the programme is that the practical and taught elements are strongly linked. Each week trainees spend time in schools in addition to school placements; this enables the taught the taught elements of the course to be firmly grounded in classroom experience. Our expert mentors in schools work closely to ensure a bespoke and developmental experience for all our trainees.
The programme has no formal examinations. Instead, you will be assessed through written assignments and practical work in schools. The school placements represent a vital component towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The standards for QTS require you to be successful in all areas, and from the outset you will be involved in reflecting upon your own learning and setting targets for your professional development.