Are you thinking about becoming a teacher?

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), based in Kirklees and Calderdale, are offering an online information event where anyone who’s interested in becoming a teacher in September 2021 can find out about applying for teacher training.

The event will take place online via Zoom on Monday 5 October 6pm-7pm.

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?

The SCITT have a good track record with trainees gaining employment, almost all of them in West Yorkshire.

Councillor Carole Pattison, Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said:

“SCITT has an excellent track record of offering people a fantastic opportunity to educate and inspire children and young people in Kirklees. Over 650 former trainees have gone on to work in primary and secondary schools.

The training they provide is a proven route into a rewarding profession, so if you’re interested in teaching, this online information event is a really good opportunity 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

You can register for the online teacher training information event here or by sending an email to, you will then receive a link to the online event that will take place on Zoom.

For more information you can visit the Kirklees SCITT website, call 01484 221177 or email

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