In 2015/16 the SCITT will be offering offer both Early Primary (3-7yrs) and Primary ( 5-11yrs) courses. The SCITT will also work closely with School Direct alliances to accredit unsalaried School Direct courses.
Open Evenings 2104/15: Interested in entering Primary Initial Teacher Training?
The SCITT Management will be holding FREE after school, informal workshops in Autumn and Spring terms 2014/15 at Dovelands School. These sessions aim to offer support to potential applicants to all postgraduate primary teacher training routes. PLEASE contact the SCITT to book a place or gain further information about these events.
These two hour sessions will involve the SCITT presenting a great deal of relevant information to potential applicants to ITT and answering all individual questions including:
- Which routes to primary teacher training would suit me? (University PGCE; SCITT; School Direct (salaried and unsalaried); Teach First)
- What are the differences between the various postgraduate ITT routes?
- What are providers looking for in the application and interview process?
- What steps should I take to maximise my chances of successfully entering a teacher training course?
- How can I make the most of my time gaining pre-interview experience in primary schools?
- How will applications and interviews be managed by the SCITT?
- Which SCITT course might suit me best?
The SCITT welcomes interest from all highly qualified applicants to primary Initial Teacher Training. As with all providers, the SCITT is particularly keen to encourage and support high quality applicants from underrepresented groups in the primary teaching workforce, including members of minority ethnic communities, men and people with disabilities.
Do phone (0116 2543187) or email (SCITT@dovelands.leicester.sch.uk) to give your details if you are interested in attending such an event.
Open evening dates at Dovelands School arranged so far this year are:
Monday 29th September 2014, 5.00-7.00pm
Tuesday 28th October 5.00-7.00pm
Wednesday 26th November 5.00- 7.00pm
Thursday 12th January 5.00-7.00pm
Dates may be changed depending on demand.
All NQTs are sent a survey by the NCTL 6 months after leaving training to find out their views on how effectively the training prepared them for their responsibilities as Newly Qualified Teachers. The Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT NQT survey results have been consistently in the very top ITT providers nationally. The latest 2013 survey resultsare available on the link below:
Did you know that `The Good Teacher Training Guide’, published annually by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Buckingham, provides comprehensive information about course quality for all Initial Teacher Training courses in England.
The Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT was found to be the top primary training provider for quality in 2012 and second, nationally, in the most recent 2013 report. Download your copy here to compare providers (pdf – opens in a new window) The exceptionally high levels of satisfaction from newly qualified teachers with the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT training, together with our `outstanding’ OFSTED report, lead to this top`quality’ grade.
“When we calculate a quality score from the inspectors’ and newly qualified teachers’ ratings, the top primary provider for quality is the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT, followed by Cambridge University and the Devon Primary SCITT Group.” THE GOOD TEACHER TRAINING GUIDE 2012
Great news! 100% employment record in 2014.
All 30 trainees who gained QTS in July 2014 with the Leicester & Leicestershire SCITT gained employment contracts as Newly Qualified Teachers before the end of the summer term!