Recruitment for teacher training in Kirklees and Calderdale now open for Sept 2019

John Hill, trainee teacher from Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT

Kirklees and Calderdale School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is now recruiting for its September 2019 training programme and will be holding two special events in the coming weeks.

Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT is a highly respected provider of initial teacher training and has many years’ experience in offering placements.

The advantage of training through a SCITT is that, instead of being based in a Higher Education setting, people benefit from working in a school from the start of the course and training alongside experienced teachers.

Trainees are in school from day one, learning from teachers and putting skills into practice from the beginning. Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT runs a high-quality training programme, preparing people to make a real difference in young lives and to be an outstanding teacher in the future.

Recent trainee John Hill said: “This has been a new lease of life for me and has given me the opportunity to do something I always wanted to do. I have enjoyed almost every training session and, even though I feel there is such a lot to learn, the feeling of seeing a classroom of children responding to your teaching is an amazing experience.”

The service has a proven success rate in securing jobs for trainees. There is constant demand from head teachers looking to recruit from a SCITT – in 2016/17, all 49 trainees secured jobs and in 2017/18 100% of the Secondary trainees seeking jobs and 17 of the 22 Primary trainees were successful.

Jack Conway added: “I would highly recommend the Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT course. Their use of expert lecturers, the support from staff and fellow students has been paramount in my development as a teacher. The chance to learn while working on the job is also a valuable experience.”

You can now enquire about places for the September 2019 training programme and more details are available from ‘Train To Teach’ information sessions on Monday 12 November  and Monday 10 December  (both 5-6pm) at the SCITT training centre, adjacent to John Curwen Primary Academy, Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9BB. There are also events in Leeds and Bradford – see their website for full listings

More information

Visit , call 01484 221177 or email

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