Could you carve out a career in teaching?

If you would like to secure an inspiring job which literally changes the lives of children and young people, high-quality support is available to give you all the skills you need.

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), based in Kirklees and Calderdale, has been a respected provider of initial teacher training since 2003.

SCITT was praised as ‘good’ by Ofsted in its most recent inspection and is able to offer placements across Kirklees, Calderdale and local surrounding areas in a range of different schools.

The advantage of SCITT is that, instead of being based in a Higher Education setting, you can benefit from working in a school and training with experienced teachers.

You will be in school from day one, learning from teachers and putting your skills into practice from the beginning. SCITT run a comprehensive, central training programme. You will receive high quality training from subject specialists and experienced educators, preparing you to be an outstanding teacher in the future.

Your first day starts in your school and trainees are released one to two days a week for central training with SCITT. The programme has a proven track record of success – in 2016/17, SCITT trained 30 primary and 19 secondary teachers into the profession. All secured jobs, many in Kirklees and Calderdale schools, and there is constant demand from head teachers who want to recruit SCITT trainees.

Recent primary trainee Michael Foster said: “Allowing trainees to be in schools and experience teaching and learning first hand is invaluable. I was worried about how I would cope with the workload, but spending time in schools and the support of the SCITT mentors and staff allows you to develop and grow as a teacher.”

Chloe Cremins recently trained as an English teacher. Chloe said: “The course has provided me with information, confidence and a network of teachers to support my training. It has gifted me a plethora of knowledge and resources.  The careful selection of placement schools has ensured my training has been effective and I have felt supported throughout the course. SCITT has nurtured my enthusiasm to teach and has developed my practice so I feel optimistic towards my teaching career.

Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT are now recruiting for their September 2018 training programme.  More details are available at upcoming events at the SCITT training centre, adjacent to John Curwen Primary Academy, Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9BB. The events are on Wednesday April 25 and Monday May 21 (5-6pm).

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