We offer Salaried and Tuition-fee 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.
We would like to reassure everyone that we are continuing to recruit and are open for applications, with interviews now taking place via web-conferencing systems. If you have any questions please use the contact form on our contact page and we will get back to you.
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.
Until March 2020 all our Recruitment and Selection processes involved a range of different elements and took place as a face-to-face process in one of our partnership schools. Given current circumstances, we have adapted this process so that we can continue to meet applicants and undertake a range of activities that will hopefully give you a good understanding of what being a teacher entails and the opportunity to demonstrate all your relevant qualities, skills and experiences.
For Salaried candidates who were successful in stage one, there is an additional second ‘in-school’ process. After the stage one process, candidates will either be informed that they were unsuccessful and will be given feedback, or that they have been recommended for a stage two interview in potential placement schools. At present, arranging stage two processes with schools is significantly more challenging due to the fact that all schools are currently closed. We will discuss how this may work with you after your interview and we may need to see how things develop over the coming weeks and months.
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 Tuition fee programme begins with The Induction Week 6th -10th July 2020. This date will depend upon schools being open again following government guidelines for dealing with the spread of Coronavirus.
The Salaried programme starts on 15th June 2020 with the Summer Programme. This date will depend upon schools being open again following government guidelines for dealing with the spread of Coronavirus.