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 Voice – Learning to Teach PE and English

A PE teacher working with a group of students

Teach PE with EBACC PE and English both changed my life at school. Inspirational teachers that challenged me gave me a competitive drive to push on and always be the best, to throw myself into every physical opportunity available, and yet also led me into the creative world of writing and delving into literature. These gave me a real escape, … Read More

Trainee Voice – Why I knew Teaching was for me…

Why Teaching

Why teaching? My background For me, wanting to become a teacher was always about more than being passionate about my subject. I want to make a difference to children’s lives, help them discover themselves and their place in the world. I grew up in a small village in South Wales and went to a secondary school which was, at the … Read More

Trainee Voice – Teacher Training whilst Parenting?

Teacher Training whilst Parenting?

Teacher Training whilst Parenting? As a mum to two boys, the prospect of embarking on a teacher training programme came with a whole different set of anxieties. Will I be able to make schools runs and get to my own school on time? What about time for planning, marking, assignments – oh, and after school meetings? Here are some thoughts … 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