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SCITT or University based training?

According to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017,  The Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT is ranked 5th in the Top Ten primary ITT providers NATIONALLY.  It is the `best’ primary training provider in the East Midlands!

The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017, used by the government to inform policy, also states: 

`Teachers trained in schools are more likely to become teachers than those trained in universities. Ninety per cent of the final-year trainees from school-centred teacher training entered teaching compared with 79% from university postgraduate courses and 74% from undergraduate courses. There were no universities among the 17 providers where all final-year trainees became teachers.’   

Why train with the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT? 

  • Consistently ranked in the government NQT survey in the TOP 5 Initial Teacher Training providers
  • Consistently ranked in the Top 10 ITT providers nationally ( in annual `Good Teacher Training Guides’)
  • Full PGCE, with masters credits, awarded as part of the course
  • OFSTED grade `Outstanding’ in all inspections since 2009
  • 100% employment of trainees gaining QTS in the last 3 years
  • EVERY trainee ever trained in the SCITT has rated the overall quality as training as `good’ or better (more than 95% of trainees have graded the quality of training as `very good’).
  • 7 of the top ten performing primary schools in Leicester and Leicestershire (including all of the Top 3! ) are in partnership with the SCITT (The Real Guide to Schools 2018). These schools offer placements to SCITT trainees and often employ SCITT trainees as NQTS.  In fact over 50% of the classteachers in three of these top performing schools have been SCITT trained.   Great schools train great teachers!  

Thinking about primary teacher training  in Leicester?  Visit our Facebook page to read reviews and see videos from current SCITT trainees and teachers, regarding their experiences on the SCITT.  

Phone the SCITT (0116 254 3187) for friendly, informal advice and support or to ask to meet one of trainees or SCITT trained teachers.

Graduate Learning Support Assistants

If you are not sure if you are ready to commit to postgraduate teacher training just yet, the SCITT family of schools are always interested in recruiting graduates as Learning Support Assistants.  This could be an ideal opportunity to find out if teaching is for you, whilst earning money and using your life to make a positive difference to children’s lives. 

Email the SCITT if you are a graduate interested in employment as a member of support staff in one of the SCITT’s 70 partnership schools.