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

Training as a teacher through a SCITT

Learning how to teach in a school, through a SCITT

Training as a teacher is an amazing journey and I believe that a SCITT may be the best way for YOU to train. SCITTs are set up by schools to create the teachers that schools need by letting you learn in the classroom, and could be the best route for you when training to become a teacher. What is a … Read More

Teacher Training Conference – Teach Smarter Not Harder

Teach Smarter Not Harder Conference 2020

Teaching is an incredible profession, but it is always changing. So how do we make sure that we ‘Teach Smarter, not Harder’…? We are passionate about teaching, about research, about changing lives. But, changing the lives of children should not come at the expense of the teachers, and so we are constantly looking at ways to do the job better, … 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 Teacher Voice – How has the SCITT supported me?

A recent graduate from Leicestershire Secondary SCITT teacher training working with her DT class

How has the SCITT supported me? The biggest dilemma I faced before starting my teacher training was choosing the right provider. I decided to choose the SCITT after reading about it and understanding from other people that this was where I would receive the maximum support. This was the most important thing to me as I am someone who has … Read More

Changing Career to Teaching – my biggest regret…

A teacher surrounded by excited students

My biggest regret… I spent a number of years deciding IF I wanted to get into teaching and my biggest regret is waiting so long… I get to be part of something bigger, something that has meaning, that changes lives. I did not feel that when working in management, running a business or dealing with more than £10,000,000 turnover… I … Read More

Friday Professional Learning Sessions at the SCITT

Training as a teacher with the SCITT

One of our wonderful DT trainees created a visual to show what it is like learning the teaching theory and pedagogy, on our course at the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT Expert Speakers – Fabulous facilitators come to work with our trainees from Tom Bennet, Tom Sherrington to Ben Newmark as well as local specialists who truly understand the local school system … Read More