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

9 Reasons why NOW is a great time to apply to train as a teacher …

one of our mentors helping you to train as a teacher

I believe that NOW is a great time to train as a teacher and here are 9 reasons for this. 1. Teaching is incredibly rewarding As a teacher, you learn something new everyday, you challenge yourself, help people and make the world a better place. Read this blog post to find out all the things you should know when considering … 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