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

Teaching, an insider view… Times are Changing and it is for the Better!

teacher smiling at her pupil, during a lesson, showing how teaching is changing

Teaching is changing… and it is for the better! There has been a large shift in thinking in teaching, which has been solidified by the ‘Teacher Workload Reduction Toolkit‘. This paradigm shift is slowly cascading down all tiers of schools. It will continue to do so until this is the profession that we all hope it will be and think it should … Read More

Train to Teach with Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

A trainee teacher smiling at the camera, working with a student to make bath bombs

Why train with the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT? 1) The SCITT provides hands-on training School-based training gives you maximum time in schools and helps you accelerate your progress as you get into teaching (over 30 weeks in schools) in week 2 you will be on your first placement. But don’t worry, you are not expected to teach until you are ready. … Read More

Training to be a Teacher – Things you should know…

training to be a teacher allows you to inspire students and show them a world of wonder

Training to be a Teacher – Things you should know… It is hard work and very tiring, but you get to meet the most amazing people when training… You realise that small things are actually the really important things – the hello as someone walks in your class, asking someone if they are okay when they are not their usual … Read More