Why you should become a teacher with Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

Become a teacher with Leicestershire Secondary SCITT and work in great schools

1 – School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Our course is built around schools and practising teachers. When you become a teacher with us, you are in the classroom, learning from the experts and seeing what they do to make such a difference to children. 2 – Extra time in school We give you 186 days of school-based training across … Read More

Trainee Teacher Voice – An Open Letter to Next Year’s Cohort

Trainee Teacher working alongside their mentor

Congratulations on receiving an offer from the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT. I am currently training as a teacher of English with SCITT, and what a year it’s been. From the age of 16 I have known that I have wanted to pursue a career in teaching, helping the next generation fulfil their full potential and achieve their dreams just like I … Read More

Teacher Training Myths – SCITTs and School Direct

Teacher training myths

Teacher training can be confusing and there are a lot of teacher training myths. Here, we bust those myths so that you have the information needed to find the best teacher training route for you. Myth 1 – “I WILL BE THROWN IN THE DEEP AND NOT BE SUPPORTED” School-based training gives you more time in schools, which means we can … Read More

Teacher Training – 8 reasons to apply NOW…

Teacher Training Interview candidates work together to explore what makes good teaching

Teacher Training- 8 reasons to apply NOW If you are considering teacher training, then you need to think and plan ahead to ensure that you have the time that you need to secure your place. There are lots of factors to take into account and the situation changes throughout the year. 1) All providers have spaces Whether you have chosen … Read More

Trainee Support Model – the support you receive when training with the SCITT

Trainee Support Model

Trainee Support Model One of the biggest concerns people offer when talking to us is “will I have support when training to be a teacher?”. Our trainee support is extensive and we created this model to show you the different layers of support that will be available to you when you train with the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT. A School-Based Teacher Training route means that … Read More

Big changes in teacher training that mean that you could apply NOW

A sign which reads Big changes in Teacher traiing

Big Changes In Teacher training There have been lots of big changes in teacher training that affect whether or not you could apply and chances are this could change the way that you approach it… If you are ready to apply now and get into teaching, this is the link that you need. Now here is the information that will … Read More

Teacher Training – What is a SCITT?

Teacher training myths

The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is a dynamic partnership between a large group of good and outstanding schools, mostly within Leicester City whose combined experience and close relationships will allow excellent practice and the most recent innovations to be shared with trainees. Working together, we have developed an effective, school-based teacher training programme which is both supportive and responsive. It has … Read More

What subject can I Teach.. .?

A teacher surrounded by excited students

What subject can I teach…? I get asked this question a lot and I instantly have to say that that is the WRONG question. If you are choosing to train in a subject because you have the right qualifications, then you are going to struggle when the workload builds. What you should be asking is “what subject am I really … Read More

Routes into Teaching… what are they and which one is for you?

Routes into teaching SCITT School Direct PGCE University led

There is still a lot of confusion around the different routes into teaching and I will try to add some clarity. There are numerous routes into teaching – SCITT, School Direct, University-led, School Direct Salaried, Assessment Only, Teach First to name but a few. Most training providers allow you to gain both QTS and PGCE. The main 3 routes in … Read More