Could you help children and young people to fulfil their potential?

We are now recruiting for our next teacher training programme, giving local people a fantastic opportunity to educate and inspire.

School Centred Initial Teacher Training

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), based in Kirklees and Calderdale, is recognised as a high-quality provider of initial teacher training. It is rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted and can offer placements across Kirklees, Calderdale and surrounding areas in a range of different schools.

What training do trainees receive?

People who join SCITT benefit from working in a school right from the start, training with experienced teachers instead of being based in a Higher Education setting. It is a comprehensive programme which has been highly successful in developing excellent teachers.

How many trainees gain employment?

Last year, 91 per cent of secondary trainees and 88 per cent of primary trainees successfully gained employment, almost all of them in West Yorkshire.

Mel Meggs, the council’s Director of Children’s Services, said:

“SCITT has trained more than 650 people who have gone on to work in primary and secondary schools, so it has a track record of achievement. We have tremendous expertise and experience – SCITT doesn’t simply bring people into teaching, it equips them to flourish.

There is always a high demand from schools who want to recruit our trainees, which reflects our great reputation. SCITT is a proven route into a rewarding profession so, if you’re interested in teaching, get in touch to find out more.”

What experience do SCITT trainees gain?

SCITT trainees gain immediate first-hand experience of being in the classroom, where they both receive support and gain confidence. Additional training is provided by the SCITT team and placements are carefully selected to benefit all parties.

More information

Details are available at a special event on Monday December 9 (5-6pm) at the training centre in Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, WF16 9BB. To register your place or for more information, visit the Kirklees SCITT website, call 01484 221177 or email


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