Why Choose Us

Our team

Gill – Partnership Manager
Ian – Primary Lead
Dawn – Secondary Lead
Cathy – Business Manager

Our placements

Trainees benefit from experienced school mentors, supporting you on a daily basis running alongside highly regarded tutors and core team ensuring your training is positive and successful. Trainees are placed in a range of local schools ensuring a real diverse mix, catering for trainees as far as location, strengths, needs and skills.

Click here to view the map of all our partner schools!

What do people say about us?

Listen to what our trainees say about us on our website under testimonials. Many of our past trainees are still known to us, pursuing successful careers locally. Many make rapid progress through their careers and hold positions of responsibility, some returning as mentors for trainees, fully understanding the journey you will be undertaking. Headteachers often contact us about employment.

Our external moderation report (2019) said…trainees praised the dedication and responsiveness of the SCITT central team – …. “they are on it”; they clearly value and appreciate the care shown towards them and the commitment to maintaining good lines of communication …


We have trained over 650 teachers since 2003, rated ‘Good’ from Ofsted in 2015. We pride ourselves on providing training and support of the highest quality.

Since our last OFSTED inspection, we have implemented and embedded several initiatives;

– Workload reduction in assessment
– Mental Health and Wellbeing Programme
– Extended links with further schools for placements
– Increased School Direct partners

We look after our trainees

Our programme effectively begins from the moment you engage with us. We will guide you every step of the way from application to the completion of your first year of employment and beyond.

We take trainee welfare extremely seriously and within our programme consideration is given to workload and well-being, which is embedded into our programme. We have introduced a Mental Health and Wellbeing programme to support our trainees through their training in terms of Employee Healthcare, Mindfulness, peer and Mental First Aid support sessions and a whole dedicated conference for trainee teachers on their own Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Our training enables us to deal with and remove barriers to learning. We have supported many trainees with a range of learning and physical needs and again have examples of trainees who have chosen to discuss these with us and have barriers removed to enable them to complete their teacher training.

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