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We're proud to announce the launch of our Primary SCITT programme

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Primary SCITT programme with the National Forest Teaching School and John Taylor SCITT. Building upon the success of the secondary programme we are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for trainees to be immersed in the primary education system and to learn from outstanding mentors and class teachers across the Alliance. Our offer includes 19 primary schools within the local area, each with a unique set of skills and expertise which we combine to give our trainees a wealth of experiences and perspectives throughout the training year.

Primary SCITT

Through this exceptional new primary programme we ensure that all our trainees graduate prepared and inspired to create an exceptional learning adventure for every child in every primary school, and we achieve this through creating a unique experience for every trainee on their journey into teaching. We understand that all students enter the course with different skills and experience and we pride ourselves on working with them to ensure that training is tailored and adapted to suit individual needs, allowing all to make outstanding progress throughout their training year with us.

The programme has been developed in collaboration with our alliance partners and our affiliated lead schools, William Shrewsbury Primary School in Burton and the Forest Way Teaching School Alliance in Leicester, to offer the most up to date and thorough training programme for all of our trainees.


Why train to teach with us?

·    We offer a hands-on, school based route into teaching in a stunning local location.

·    You will have the opportunity to work and learn from exceptional primary practitioners across the alliance.

·    We are a growing alliance, with many years’ experience of initial teacher training and can offer placements in: Burton, Lichfield, Rugeley and the surrounding villages—including Special School settings and Infant schools.

·    Our programme is designed, delivered and reviewed by practicing Primary teachers who understand what teaching is all about—we use expertise from across the alliance to deliver a high quality, practical training throughout the training year.

·    We have experienced and dedicated mentors in all our partner schools, who are committed to ensuring that all trainees have the very best experience in what can be a demanding training year.

·    At the end of the course you will gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), just like university based routes, with 60 credits at Masters Level, accredited by the University of Derby.

·    You will experience the whole year in a school environment allowing you to spend more time learning how to teach rather than being told how to teach.

·    You undertake two teaching placements in alliance schools, as well as a short experience in Early Years and Special Schools, giving you the full breadth of Primary experience.