SCITT

Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) started in 1998 in partnership with the University of Worcester.  We have grown from strength to strength, providing good quality local training for local people.   At each stage of transition and growth we have maintained our high standards and excellent quality of provision as recognised by Ofsted.

SCITT Partner Schools

Somerset SCITT work in partnership with various schools across the South West to provide the School Direct Route. Beach Teaching School Alliance

Why train with this lead school

With a proven track record of outstanding pedagogy and outcomes for pupils, Bournville Primary and its partners are well placed to offer a diverse and highly supportive training programme, working with children from many different environments. Bournville Primary is an outstanding school and winner of a national Pupil Premium award in 2015 and shares its valuable experience, adding to the provision of the highest quality of training. The Beach Teaching School forms the training hub of the offer, giving training teachers a wide range of experiences, ensuring that students enter their first year of qualified teaching well equipped to deal with demands of this rewarding career.

Ideal candidate

In order to succeed as a teacher you will need a diverse range of skills. We ask you to demonstrate the following:

You will be adventurous and determined to succeed. You will have good organisation, adaptability and a true belief in your own ability to ensure the best outcomes for all children will drive you on your journey.

We look for candidates with a sense of humour together with an understanding of the importance of a healthy work life balance is key.

We expect candidates to have a good command of the English language.

Somerset SCITT work in partnership with various schools across the South West to provide the School Direct Route. Growing Expert Teachers

Why train with this lead school

The ‘Growing Expert Teachers’ School Direct Consortium is a group of six schools across North Somerset, led by Golden Valley Primary School, Nailsea. It provides high quality, school-based experience and training in partnership with Somerset SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). The course will provide Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The School Direct Consortium aims to create a pathway of the highest quality training and possible succession opportunities for trainees within its partner schools.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching in an Early Years or Primary setting. We expect applicants to have a degree (Class 2:2 or higher), preferably with relevance to the primary curriculum, as well as strong English, maths, science and ICT skills. (minimum requirements are grades C at GCSE for English. maths and science).

We are looking for trainees who can demonstrate a passion for teaching and learning and a rapport with children and adults. Your commitment could be demonstrated by meaningful experience of working with children of primary age, whether in a school setting or, for example, a voluntary group, church group etc.

We will also expect you to be able to let us know in your application or interview what interests you in teaching, what you think you have to offer and what you think you have to learn.

Somerset SCITT work in partnership with various schools across the South West to provide the School Direct Route. Heathfield Community School

Why train with this lead school

Heathfield has a commitment to excellence in training through the use of outstanding alliance practitioners, embracing both challenge and support that is personalised to the trainee. You will receive high quality mentoring and coaching by subject specialists. We provide complementary school placements that enable trainees to gain a wider understanding of the different phases in education. We also offer application and interview support for successful future employment.

Ideal Candidate

We will be looking for a graduate who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people and who recognises the essential role teachers play in this respect.

Essential in high quality teaching are the necessary academic qualifications and an ability to enthuse young people through the learning and application of subject knowledge.

You will have to be a person open to learning, committed to personal growth and possess the necessary resilience to respond positively to constructive criticism. Good interpersonal and communication skills as well as a willingness to work as part of a team are also prerequisites.

Somerset SCITT work in partnership with various schools across the South West to provide the School Direct Route. Wessex learning trust

Why train with this lead school

Wessex Trust is a family of 13 schools, in close proximity across the Cheddar Valley area, with children at the heart of their school system. The Cheddar Valley is a three-tier system, from 2-18 years. As such, they plan opportunities for you to be exposed to year groups beyond your PGCE that would further enhance your qualification and experience, building an excellent foundation to begin your teaching career. Joint training opportunities are also planned throughout the year through INSET days and networking opportunities.

Each placement would offer you high quality, school-based experience and training in partnership with SCITT supported by a proven track record of excellent ITT provision. The Lead School, Axbridge Academy, has been identified as an Outstanding ITT School. Their professional tutors and teachers are excellent practitioners who are eager to share their knowledge skills and effective practice with the next generation of teachers.

The course will provide QTS as well as a PGCE. The Wessex Hub aims to create a pathway of the highest quality training and possible succession opportunities for trainees in its partner schools.

Ideal Candidate

  • We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and passionate trainee teachers to join our schools.
  • We are seeking trainees who have a natural rapport with children and adults, an innate passion for teaching and learning and who strive to make a positive difference to children’s lives.
  • We expect trainees to have a degree (2:2 or higher), preferably with a relevance to the primary or early curriculum, as well as strong English, Maths and Science. (GCSE Grades C/4 or above).

 

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