We offer Salaried and Non-salaried School Direct programmes in primary and secondary education. Our programmes all lead to the recommendation for the award of QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). We also offer the opportunity to add a PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education) to your programme; this contains Master’s level credits and is provided by Oxford Brookes University.
The first thing to think about when you’re considering teacher training is whether you have recent and relevant classroom experience; the best way to decide if teaching is for you is to see it in action!
We offer two different programme routes, the Salaried programme and the Non-salaried programme. Before you start your application have a look at the details for the two different routes and think about what’s the best option for you. We offer a part-time option for all our Non-salaried programmes.
Before you start your application ensure that you are aware of the entry requirements for teacher training programmes and that you will be able to meet these criteria before the start of the programme.
Our school-based recruitment and selection process has been carefully designed to ensure that candidates are able to present themselves in a range of appropriate contexts. Candidates who demonstrate that they meet our person specification in their application will be invited to a full day recruitment and selection day at one of our partner schools.
I already knew I wanted to teach, but the recruitment process forced me to articulate what it was that I loved about teaching. Thinking about the experiences that had convinced me I wanted to teach was a wonderful start to the course. Jemma Mitchell – English
For candidates for the Salaried programmes who were successful in stage one there is an additional process. After the first part of the process candidates will either be informed that they were unsuccessful or that they have been recommended for a stage two interview.
Generally speaking the placement schools will be decided by the Director of SCITT, a number of factors will be involved in the decision making including- which schools are able/willing to sponsor or employ an Associate Teacher in that subject, the geographical location of the candidate and school and the suitability of the school to best support that Associate Teacher.
The Non-salaried programme begins with The Induction Week 2nd – 6th July 2018 which we really hope that all candidates will be able to attend, in order to get started with their training and visit their placement schools.
The Salaried programme starts on 11th June 2018 with a 5 week Summer Programme running until 13th July, this is a compulsory part of the programme so please do make sure that you are able to start on this date and get in touch if you have any questions about this.