What is teaching really like?

What is teacher training really like…? Exciting, varied, different, dynamic, supportive and so much more… This image was drawn by one of our amazing DT trainees to capture what it is like working with the SCITT. “You’ll never feel alone” I love this phrase and it is so true… “you’ll never feel alone”. The SCITT team knows each and every … Read More

How does the SCITT course work?

How does the teacher training course work…? Our course is split into 4 key areas that develop you into an expert teacher: 1) Working with your Lead Subject Tutor 2) Professonal Learning sessions 3) School Placements 4) PGCE1) you work with our amazing subject specialists, who are on hand to show what it means to be a great teacher in … 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

Computer Science Teacher Training – An exciting time to teach…

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Computer Science Teacher Training has never been more exciting!! There are so many exciting changes happening and the subject is offering great career prospects. Apply here  Here are just some of the exciting reasons to consider Computer Science teacher training: Teacher Training Bursary of up to £28,000 TAX-FREE (click here for more information) Embed exciting tech in schools – Raspberry … Read More

Teacher Training – 8 reasons to apply NOW…

Teacher Training Interview candidates work together to explore what makes good teaching

Teacher Training- 8 reasons to apply NOW If you are considering teacher training, then you need to think and plan ahead to ensure that you have the time that you need to secure your place. There are lots of factors to take into account and the situation changes throughout the year. 1) All providers have spaces Whether you have chosen … 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

What subject can I Teach.. .?

A teacher surrounded by excited students

What subject can I teach…? I get asked this question a lot and I instantly have to say that that is the WRONG question. If you are choosing to train in a subject because you have the right qualifications, then you are going to struggle when the workload builds. What you should be asking is “what subject am I really … Read More