Help is at hand for anyone who wants to inspire young people by becoming a teacher

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), based in Kirklees and Calderdale, is now recruiting for its September 2019 training programme and will be holding three special events in January and February.

What is it all about?

SCITT is a highly respected provider of initial teacher training and has many years’ experience in offering placements across five different areas, mainly Kirklees and Calderdale.

Why choose SCITT over other routes?

The advantage of SCITT is that, instead of being based in a Higher Education setting, you benefit from working in a school from the start of the course and training alongside experienced teachers. The service has a proven success rate in securing jobs for trainees.

You will be in school from day one, learning from teachers and putting your skills into practice from the beginning. SCITT runs a high-quality training programme, preparing you to make a real difference in young lives and 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. There is constant demand from head teachers looking to recruit from 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.

J E Coning, Former Acting Head Teacher said:

“Manorfield Infant & Nursery School has worked effectively in partnership with Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT for many years. As a result of this very positive relationship with the SCITT team, we have been successful in achieving good and outstanding trainees, the majority of whom have gone on to do their NQT year with us and now form a valuable part of our teaching team. We feel that trainees are effectively selected and the SCITT allocation process is thoughtfully done, so that trainees are well matched to their placement schools and second placement schools.  The mentor training sessions and joint meetings for mentors and tutors means that trainees have an effective team behind them, who know them well and can support them throughout all elements of the training year”.

Ikrah Rahim, Secondary Science Teacher added:

“I would recommend the SCITT route and especially the Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT because the support given by the tutors and office staff was immense.  The workload was manageable and they always put our interests first and ensured that they pushed us to do the best we could”.

How can I find out more?

Join us at one of our forthcoming events to discover more about a career in teaching through Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT:

  • Wednesday 16th January (5-6pm) at the SCITT training centre, adjacent to John Curwen Primary Academy, Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9BB
  • Thursday 24th January 2019 (4.30 – 7.30pm) at The Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 5SH
  • Thursday 28th February (5-6pm) at the SCITT training centre, adjacent to John Curwen Primary Academy, Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9BB

If you would like to secure an inspiring job which literally changes the lives of children and young people, SCITT will give you all the skills you need.

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