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Open days Autumn 2015 & Spring 2016

Learn more about the SCITT or accredited School Direct routes and the application/interview process in an informal and welcoming atmosphere in one of our partner schools through attending an open afternoon or evening.

Dates are:

Thursday 3rd December 4.00-6.00 pm, Dovelands Primary School, Hinckley Road LE3 0TJ

Monday 11th January 12.30- 3.45 pm  OR 4.00-6.00 pm,  Partner School Venue tbc

Thursday 11th February 2016 12.30-3.45 pm  OR 4.00-6.00 pm,  Partner School venue tbc

Please contact the SCITT to find out more and book a place.  The SCITT will tailor the events to the needs of potential applicants attending.  It is very helpful therefore if you complete and attach a Potential Applicant form if you wish to attend one of these events.




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Early Applications

The SCITT is open NOW to applications through UCAS.   Potential applicants can complete the SCITT potential applicant form below before applying through UCAS. This can be emailed  to .

Completing this form will give suitable, interested applicants enhanced opportunities to:

  • gain personalised support and advice from the SCITT management by phone, email or face to face;
  • receive information about and complete the SCITT English and mathematics interview audits, (for Sept 2016) at the earliest possible opportunity;
  • meet or contact current SCITT trainees / NQTs;
  • gain  pre-application/course  work experience in a SCITT partner school, often working alongside SCITT tutors, trainees and NQTs;
  • register for SCITT open days or evenings;
  • gain clarification regarding how the three choices on the UCAS application link to interview processes.

All suitable applicants completing this Potential Applicant Form also automatically receive  SCITT email updates and news relating to the SCITT interview/application cycle.

Following receipt of the information the SCITT will then contact you by email or phone to help you make the best possible start on your journey to applying to primary Initial Teacher Training  and becoming an outstanding teacher.

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Voted Top ITT Provider for Quality by NQTs Nationally

In recent surveys of Newly Qualified Teachers the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT has been at the very top nationally  (out of over 200 Universities and SCITTs) for overall quality of training. In the most recent national NQT survey 100% of Newly Qualified Teachers gave the L&L SCITT the highest rating possible for the quality of training in preparing them for their NQT year in school.  Employment data and retention data also significantly outperform other providers regionally and nationally.

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SCITT Courses 2016/17

In 2016/17 the SCITT is offering both Early Primary (3-7yrs) and Primary ( 5-11yrs) courses.

The SCITT also works closely with 4 different National Teaching School Alliances (Oadby Launde Partnership – Launde School ; Leicester Teaching School alliance -Abbey Primary School;  STEP Teaching School alliance – The Merton Primary School; WELL Special School alliance- Ash Field Academy) to offer 4 parallel unsalaried School Direct courses.

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