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

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

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

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

Teacher Training Bursary – could I get one?

Teacher Training Bursaries

Are you entitled to a Teacher training bursary? Read on to find out… As you will see from the table above, the bursaries are offered at different levels for different subjects. £24,000 – Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Computer Science £15,000 – Geography, Design and Technology, Modern Foreign Languages (French, Italian, German, Spanish) £10,000 – Biology So, first, it helps to explain … Read More