The Stourport SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is committed to providing the best school-based training experience in the area. The final qualification is for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), with a PGCE accredited through Birmingham City University. There is extensive subject knowledge support and a strong connection with placement schools, in order to ensure a ‘joined up’ approach to the course, trainee wellbeing and support.
Our Secondary Physical Education programme is full however we do have spaces for PE trainees who have an Ebacc subject at A level as a second subject.
The secondary Physical Education programme is based in a school from the very beginning and closely follows the new curriculum. Our course is innovative in that trainees join their lead school at the very start of the school year and have an opportunity to meet their classes from the very beginning. Each successful applicant should be willing to teach the full age range, from 11 to 18. There is a strong focus on sport throughout the school, with many after school clubs and teams across a wide range of disciplines. Our new fitness suite and gym is an excellent opportunity to get involved in new initiatives within the school. The Physical Education department is going from strength to strength, with a new sports hall recently completed. Applicants will be given a full opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding at the interview and selection stage. Excellent support for trainees is offered by outstanding teachers and a Physical Education department, all committed to providing the best school placement experiences. Trainees will be based at the SCITT Training Rooms and will be offered places at two different secondary schools within the local area during the course.
Please contact us direct on 01562 542574 option 3, email email@example.com or check out our website on www.stourportscitt.com. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding the course, the support or the final qualification.
As we are very much ‘school centred’ you will spend a large proportion of the year in schools, so you will be immersed in school life from day one. We work with many schools across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. These are from a range of settings; from urban schools to more rural locations. We place trainees sensitively and would not normally expect you to have to travel for more than 30 minutes from home to get to your placement school.
You will teach students within secondary age ranges, pertinent to your subject area. The school placements are with two contrasting schools to maximise your teaching experience. Placement one is at the very beginning of the Autumn term, giving you an invaluable insight in to the start of the school year and the expectations surrounding this important time for children.
Your development will be supported by five intensive training blocks, delivered by experts and practicing teachers to ensure that you have excellent, current pedagogy. You will be given a mentor in each of your placements whom you will meet each week to discuss your progress. You will also be thoroughly immersed in the pastoral role of a teacher; you will be assigned to support a tutor group to gain an excellent understanding of the critical work a tutor does to monitor academic progress as well as caring for students’ welfare.
You will also gain first-hand experience of how your placement school delivers spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, as well as sex and relationships education. Your placement school will also offer you experience in the extra-curricular provision offered to students. Past trainees have supported school trips, sporting events, drama productions and many other enrichment activities.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in physical education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
We are looking for professional individuals with a genuine passion for teaching children and becoming part of the next generation of teachers. Ideally you will have some school experience, if you need assistance with organising this, we are more than happy to help.
We will conduct a Data Barring Service (DBS) check for each applicant, at no cost.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
Welcome to the Stourport School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme (code S95).
You have chosen to be part of the next generation of teachers, shaping the future of our young people. Teaching and learning is our core business and we are excited to share our knowledge with you, so you are fully prepared to teach!
Being a SCITT is very important to us. We apply cutting edge approaches to teaching and learning - rather like being a teaching hospital. Not only do we constantly explore new ideas and techniques for making learning exciting, engaging and fun, we also train you to be the teachers of tomorrow. The teachers in our schools are trained as mentors - guiding, supporting and assessing trainee colleagues as they move towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE. We work with a number of local secondary and primary schools to provide an experience like no other.
Why train to be a teacher with Stourport SCITT?
Comprehensive training and support programme
Outstanding employment rate
Receive a tax free bursary for many subjects
Work hand in hand with local schools across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire
If your application is successful you will be called to interview very quickly. Your interview will normally take place in a school setting appropriate to the age range you wish to teach. You will attend only one interview session, and this will take either a full morning or afternoon. You will be formally interviewed by one of the SCITT team and a subject specialist. In your formal interview we will discuss your application in further detail and your motivation for teaching.
We are looking for applicants with a clear passion for both teaching and their subject; strong candidates will also show that they are at ease with pupils. As part of this process you will also teach a short episode (30 to 40 minutes) in your subject area to a class. We are not looking for the ‘finished article’ at this stage but you should aim to show your enthusiasm for your subject and positive relationships with students. Once the lesson has finished you will have the opportunity to write a reflection on your lesson. We will also ask you to sit a recent external examination paper in your subject.
Once the interview process is complete we meet as a panel to discuss all elements of the process. We would then make a decision and inform candidates within three working days of interview.
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are a wholly inclusive training provider. We have worked with and supported trainee teachers with a range of needs and disabilities. We pride ourselves on meeting individual needs with a bespoke support package and mentoring guidance. Each trainee will be assessed on a individual basis.
Your health and well being is most important to us. We are proud of the occupational health and wellbeing support we provide.
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