About the course
The Pimlico-London SCITT is based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and we offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. Our SCITT programme was awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and ranked as the third best provider in the country (top in London) in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We believe in the primacy of knowledge and that teacher-led, school based education can transform lives. Our trainee teachers learn to see themselves as the leaders of their pupils, as custodians of the best that has been thought, known, and created, and as a catalyst for innovation and transformation through the valuable knowledge and skills they will impart to those they teach.
We believe that as a student teacher you should be immersed in your host schools for the majority of the time so that you can benefit from the support and guidance of subject experts. Here you will benefit from a mentor who will observe your weekly progress against the Teachers’ Standards. The majority of our schools are within Central London with one site in nearby Hertfordshire. During the week you will come to the SCITT Head office in Central London every Tuesday afternoon in term time for training. In addition, you will gain the PGCE through the Institute of Education at UCL.
How school placements work
Pimlico London SCITT is part of Future Academies, a family of schools which has built a reputation for achieving the highest standards for all its pupils. We believe the most effective way to experience all aspects of school life is to be based in a host school throughout the year. To supplement this, trainee teachers will also participate in three focused placements. Trainee teachers do a three week placement in the second term, which will offer them a contrasting experience within our network of excellent schools. This network includes many independent, grammar and specialist schools. Furthermore, trainee teachers will also benefit from a week’s placement in a primary (for secondary trainees), or a secondary (for primary trainees). They will also gain experience within the Tri Borough Alternative Provision.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 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.
Financial support from the training provider
You may be eligible for a government bursary if you are applying to teach one of our secondary subjects. We also provide a highly-competitive bursary of £38,000 to exceptional candidates, which includes the payment of your £9,000 tuition fee. To apply for this route, you must send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com, in addition to applying through UCAS. We also can provide some candidates with accommodation at discounted rates.
We require that you have completed a degree, and achieved 2:1 or above. You will also need GCSE passes in English, Maths and Science (Primary only). If you studied or trained at institutions outside the UK, you may need to prove the equivalency of your qualifications through NARIC.
We are looking for highly-qualified and talented graduates. It would be beneficial to have had some observational experience in a school. It is essential that you have a passion for your subject, enjoy working with young people, and have the ability to inspire, motivate and challenge others.
In addition to the required qualifications above, before the start of the course, you will need to:
• Have undergone an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check
• Have passed the DfE Professional Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy. We advise that you book tests, and start preparing for these tests before the interview.
• Have undergone an occupational health assessment to assess fitness for teaching.
About the training provider
The Pimlico-London SCITT was founded by Future Academies in 2013 to recruit and train the highest calibre of new teachers. We are based at our Teaching School, The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and offer an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. We are judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, and ranked third in the country (best in London) in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. We have been praised for our expert mentoring, wide variety of placements and network of expert speakers.
We are extremely proud of our excellent outcomes and almost perfect employment rates. Our alumni have experienced rapid career progression including many Heads of Departments, Heads of Years and Curriculum developers.
Training with disabilities and other needs
The needs of the candidates will be taken into account at interview. Trainee teachers benefit from a mentor who leads their support throughout their training. The central SCITT team meets with trainee teachers weekly through our Professional Studies programme. This allows us to regularly update our risk assessment of the trainee teacher and adapt the course accordingly.
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Lupus Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AT
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