Open days Autumn 2015

Learn more about the SCITT or SCITT School Direct routes and the the application/interview process through attending an open day or  evening.

Dates  so far are:

15th September,  Launde Primary School, Oadby LE2 4LJ

1st October, The Merton Primary School, Syston LE7 2PT

14th October, Dovelands Primary School,  Leicester , LE3 0TJ

30th October,  Ashfield Special School Evington , LE5 4PY

Please contact the SCITT to find out more and book a place.



Early Applications

The SCITT is open NOW to accepting early expressions of interest for entry in September 2016. This can be done through applicants completing the potential applicant form below and emailing it 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

All applicants completing this Potential applicant information form will 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.


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.  


Voted Top ITT Provider for Quality by NQTs Nationally

In recent surveys of Newly Qualified Teachers the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT as 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.

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 (Launde Primary School ; Abbey Primary School;  Ash Field Academy ,Special School; The Merton Primary School, STEP Teaching School alliance),  to offer 4 parallel unsalaried School Direct courses.