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 new 2013 survey results have just been published and are available on the link below:
Great news! 32 trainees started training with the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT in September 2012 and 32 trainees gained QTS in the year!
All 32 trainees who gained QTS last academic year already have employment contracts as Newly Qualified Teachers. 31 of these trainees had obtained NQT posts before the training ended!
Open Evenings: Interested in entering Primary Initial Teacher Training?
The SCITT Course Manager will be holding FREE after school, informal workshops in Autumn and Spring terms 2013/14 at Dovelands to offer support to small groups of potential applicants to postgraduate primary teacher training. PLEASE contact the SCITT to book a place or gain further information about these events.
Within these two hour sessions he will work with the group presenting a great deal of relevant information 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.
Dates this term are:
Tuesday 17th December Dovelands School, 5.00-7.00pm.
Further dates will be arranged later in the year.
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. Download your copy here to compare providers (pdf – opens in a new window)
“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
In 2014 the SCITT is expanding to 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.