STOP PRESS! Plenty of SCITT and SD places still available.

The SCITT has recruited many great candidates but has plenty of places for high quality applicants left.  The SCITT expects to look at new applications and continue interviewing, for both the SCITT and SD routes, well into May 2015.

If you are interested in starting on an `outstanding’  Early Primary or Primary teacher training programme in September, supported by one of the very best ITT providers in the country,  contact the SCITT NOW.

If you complete and email the form below you will get up to date news, information and advice straight from the SCITT office.

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Personalised Support and Advice

The SCITT are keen for all applicants to show their full potential. As such the SCITT Management would welcome the opportunity to give personalised advice to individuals interested in applying to the SCITT or any of the School Direct  routes accredited by the SCITT.  The SCITT may also be able to offer suitable candidates opportunities to gain experience in a SCITT school or provide opportunities for individuals to meet or contact current SCITT trainees.

If you would like to ask any questions, find out more about the SCITT and the training it offers or ask for any support please complete the form below and email it to .  The SCITT will then contact you by email or phone to help you make the best possible start on your journey to becoming a teacher.

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Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT NQT survey results 2014

All NQTs are sent a survey by the National College for Teaching and LearningL 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 2014 survey results, which rate the SCITT as the best provider NATIONALLY for the overall quality of training are available on the link below:

L&L SCITT NQT survey results 2014

All published ITT provider NQT survey results 2014 are available here. This includes comparable  information from NQTs on the quality of training provided by  local Universities, including the Universities of Derby, Leicester, Northmpton, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent.  These give a useful  indication of how teachers trained by these providers rated the effectiveness of all aspects of their ITT training.  


SCITT Courses

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.

Top Primary Training Provider

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