Toot Hill School (Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT)
Biology School Direct Salaried (3DZ4)

QTS full time

Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible

QTS (qualified teacher status) allows you to teach in state schools in England.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU, the EEA and Switzerland. You should check with the institution you’d like to teach in for confirmation. The status of QTS in these countries may change after the UK leaves the EU. Please check GOV.UK for updates.

To teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, you may wish to consider a ‘PGCE (or PGDE) with QTS’ qualification instead.

Date you can apply from
20 November 2018
Date course starts
August 2019

About the course

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

About the training provider

We are delighted you are looking at training with the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT. The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT (NTS) is part of the Nova Education Trust. The lead school is Toot Hill School; rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

Training with the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT will provide:

  • First class school based training leading to Qualified Teacher Status with PGCE and Masters credits (through our partnership with the University of Nottingham)
  • A wide range of schools offering a varied cross phase experience
  • A funded international teaching experience (Finland)
  • Leadership development future fast track employment opportunities
  • Excellent support networks in schools and beyond
  • Opportunities for paid employment whilst training
  • Living and working in beautiful Nottinghamshire

Our 30+ partner schools have a long, successful history of working with Initial Teacher Training students. More information on partner schools can be found on our website Torch SCITT Website

We have worked together closely to develop a high quality programme based on experience, excellent Quality Assurance and a commitment to a high level of support for trainees. We do not just train people to teach...we create the next generation of outstanding school practitioners and leaders. We offer over 40 days of core school based training utilising expertise from highly qualified teaching professionals within a broad range of schools.

Training with disabilities and other needs

NTS are a highly inclusive training provider that is in the position to support trainees with additional physical and mental needs. Most of our school partners have wheelchair access and provision plans are put into place to support trainees with physical disabilities (e.g. visual/auditory impairment). We are experienced in supporting trainees with Dyslexia and provide support plans and adapted materials to ensure no one is at a disadvantage.

We provide regular training to support all trainees to develop wider skills that support mental and physical wellbeing. This includes links with wider partners such as counsellors, lifestyle and wellbeing coaches. Over the training year, trainees are coached to develop good work-life balance management and to develop good working habits that supports mental health and wellbeing. With trainees who have a history of mental health issues we continue to provide personalised support and if required will commission additional support.

Contact details

Toot Hill
The Banks
NG13 8BL


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