What is a SCITT?

SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training and effectively means that you will be training in schools. You will get to work with amazing teachers, seeing exactly what they do and what it takes to really make a difference. Then, one day a week you will focus on learning the pedagogical theory needed to become a great teacher. After this you are back to your placement school utilising the learning and seeing how it is applied in practice.

In addition to the school-based training, you also have the full support of the University of Leicester. We are a full partner of the University of Leicester and so when you apply to be a Leicestershire Secondary SCITT trainee, you are automatically made a University of Leicester Member. This means that you have full access to all facilities at the University – PGCE tutors, LRC, housing, welfare etc. The same PGCE tutors that deliver the university led course deliver your PGCE qualification for the SCITT. We truly believe that our course offers that best of both worlds – extended school-based training with extensive support along with the academic rigor of the University of Leicester and the PGCE that they award to you.

The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

The SCITT was founded in 2013 with the specific goal of improving the quality of education for children across Leicester. We get to know each and everyone if our trainees – their backgrounds, qualifications, skills and experiences. This allows us to tailor our course to deliver exactky what our trainees need. Since 2013, we have developed our programme and partnership of schools so that we can offer the best possible start to a career in teaching. Our children get one start to life and it is our responsibility to give them the best start possible.

We really believe in what we do and consider ourselves an open book. Come and meet the team, our trainees or graduates and find out why our programme is highly respected and sought after.

It is great going home knowing that we’ve made a difference and we want to give you the chance to do the same. So get in touch and start changing lives.

We Are Teachers

We are teachers and that is what we are passionate about. We have the skills, experience and programme to help guide you in becoming an amazing teacher that changes lives. We believe that being in a classroom is the best place to learn to be a teacher. Learning theory and then applying it, so that you can really have the time needed to embed the learning and skills that you develop.