Well-being: Fit your own oxygen mask first!

There’s a reason why we are instructed to fit our own oxygen mask first on an aeroplane – and it’s not out of selfishness. If we run out of oxygen, we won’t be able to help anyone. So, why is self-care often viewed as being selfish? Starting my teacher training, I was anticipating that the year was going to be … Read More

So, why train as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages?

Modern Foreign Languages teacher

‘Monolingualism is the illiteracy of the 21st century’ British Academy, August 2019 Never has there been a greater need to provide our future generations with the tools to broaden horizons, develop cultural awareness and maintain a competitive edge on the international stage. A teacher of Modern Foreign Languages does not simply teach. Here at the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT we provide … Read More

Trainee Teacher Voice – Training as a Geography Teacher

Training as a geography teacher means working with great mentors

Geography is an unparalleled subject in the way in which it offers such an extensive variety of topics which help to shape an awareness between people, communities and the natural world. Teaching a subject which enables and supports young people to deepen their thinking and understanding through a range of lenses – analytically, socially, economically, environmentally and politically is a … Read More

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 – Training as a Science Teacher

Training as a science teacher

Support Training as a Science Teacher – the support we receive from the SCITT as trainees is fantastic, from enquiring about getting into teaching and attending question and answer sessions, to the interview process (can you believe the interview process was actually enjoyable and you felt the support throughout the whole day!), and into the course itself. The course is … Read More

Trainee Voice – A trainee teacher answers your questions

Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

– What do potential candidates need to know about the SCITT? ​The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is the BEST option out of ALL of the training routes. First of all, the SCITT route allows for maximum time in schools. Secondly, the wide range of experience that is gained from multiple placements; two main placements along with sixth form and specialist schools, which contribute to … Read More