Do you have a degree? Are you interested in becoming a teacher? “We are ITT” – Initial Teacher Training – the practical “hands-on” alternative to the traditional university route to your first teaching post.
Why Stourport SCITT? Stourport SCITT is the longest established school based training provider in Worcestershire. We offer a school-led training course which gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in our network of schools across Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. As a trainee teacher, you will work as part of the teaching team from day one, learning from experienced, practising colleagues and immediately put your new skills into practice whilst being fully immersed in the school environment.
“Our vision is to be the best that we can be.”
Our school-led teacher training courses last a year and lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) plus a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 masters-level credits on successful completion. The masters credits are awarded by Birmingham City University (BCU. All training with BCU is held in our training centre in Stourport so no additional travelling is needed, and all trainees are able to use the library at BCU should they need to.
Key reasons to choose SCITT:
You are part of a team from the start and receive intensive support from experienced teachers in the classroom. You won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you are ready.
To become a qualified teacher, you have to take training placements in two schools. So whether you want to become a Primary or Secondary teacher you will have two placements and will spend time in other schools too.
You will attend 3 training blocks, throughout your year (comparable to the university-led route). You will also be invited to regular twilight training sessions to network with other trainees and work with key staff to develop your skills.
School-led routes into teaching have been around for many years, and have very high rates of trainee satisfaction. In 2014/15 a third of postgraduate teacher training places were school-led; for 2015/16 it will be over half.
SCITT financial support is the same as for the traditional university-led path.