Follow a programme that is designed to meet your needs

SCITT Curriculum

Classroom ‘on the job’ Training

You will be based in a school from the start of the academic year and feel part of the team, learning from outstanding professionals who will provide all the hands on training and support you need on a daily basis. You will be assigned a subject mentor and will follow a programme that is designed to meet your needs as you develop in confidence as a trainee teacher. You won’t begin to teach straight away but take the first few weeks to observe great teaching and get to know your base school and the students you will be teaching.


You will have a week induction starting with a day in July and a week induction in September.  Some of our partner schools may also invite you to join their July induction days. Following this induction you will start in your base school and meet the team, complete all compulsory safeguarding training, shadow and observe colleagues and start to immerse yourself in school life. After this short period you will begin to take on classes to teach by yourself, always with the support from other colleagues in your team and at a pace you are happy with depending upon your previous experience.

Education and Professional Studies

Throughout the course you will have weekly Education and Professional Studies sessions based at the SCITT hub at Landau Forte College. These sessions will  provide a framework for you to develop as a teacher and support the practical side of your training with academic research-based input. These sessions are delivered by Specialist Leaders in Education and expert Teacher Educators from our SCITT partner schools.

We have chosen the University of Derby as our PGCE partner. Lecturers will attend the SCITT hub on a fortnightly basis to educate and support you with PGCE related assignments.

Subject Knowledge Studies

Trainees value highly our subject training highly. An experienced Subject Knowledge Tutor will support the development of your subject delivery and support you in those areas which have been highlighted from your subject knowledge audit. Subject Knowledge Sessions will deepen your subject knowledge in relation to curriculum needs and appropriate teaching and learning strategies, with a particular focus on how educational issues such as assessment, planning, and delivery can be most effectively achieved in the classroom.  The focus is on practical solutions to ensure that you develop as a creative and reflective classroom practitioner.

Contrasting Placements

In order to get a full experience of teaching you will also spend six weeks in a contrasting school and experience a series of shorter placements in other environments such as a special school, pupil referral unit and primary school. This means you’ll be exposed to all kinds of teaching experiences and challenges, gaining a clear insight on how to teach a full spectrum of learners in a range of school contexts.

Throughout your training you will feel like a member of staff; taking part in all aspects of life as a teacher. You will have a close team of people around you to support, guide and mentor you to achieve success as a trainee and feel ready to take up the challenge of being a Newly Qualified Teacher.


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