Primary with East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership SCITT IK Accredited provider: East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership

Course offered
QTS full time with salary
Financial support

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

If you want to teach in the rest of the UK or internationally, consider a course that gives you the qualification ‘postgraduate certificate in education with qualified teacher status’ instead.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019

About the course

A limited number of School Direct Salaried (course code 2KXN - training places across East Sussex and surrounding areas) are available providing a strong focus on practical, classroom-based experience.

Tuition Fee places are also available.

How school placements work

You can train at any suitable placement school or academy across East Sussex. There are a limited number of places available for school placements in the surrounding areas.

Lead partnership training schools currently include:

  • Robsack Wood Primary Academy Teaching School
  • Iford and Kingston Church of England Primary School
  • Manor Primary School
  • Newick Teaching School
  • St Mark’s Teaching School
  • The Haven Voluntary Aided C E Methodist Primary School


To apply for a salaried training place you will need to obtain the support of a school before submitting your application.

Schools should contact us regarding salary funding options.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



Before starting your training you will need:

  • GCSE minimum grade C (new grade 4) in English, maths and science or equivalent.
  • 2:2 or above bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Passed the National Skills Tests in maths and English.

Personal qualities

It is important to gain classroom-based experience in a primary school. For example, this could be as a Teaching Assistant or volunteering in class for a few hours each week. By gaining this experience you will be better prepared to start the programme. Importantly it will inform you whether teaching is the right career choice for you.

About the training provider

We are committed to developing outstanding teachers, helping to close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers and providing opportunities for all pupils to excel.

If you have a passion for igniting the potential of children, which should be at the heart of great education, this is the programme for you!

The programme is managed jointly by Lead Schools and a dedicated team within the Local Authority. We are an established provider of the ITT programme with over 15 years of experience, awarded Outstanding in our last Ofsted inspection.

Training covers the whole primary age range. We train with schools across East Sussex and surrounding areas. The programme is one year, full-time leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). During the year you will train alongside experienced teaching staff, building up your teaching practice as the year progresses.

The SCITT will be running drop-in information events over the weeks ahead. Visit our website for more information.

Training with disabilities and other needs

East Sussex Teacher Training Partnership SCITT welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and recognises and values the diversity of trainees recruited to the programme including those with a disability.

We want to ensure that all the attributes, talents and skills available throughout the community are recognised and our principle is that training places should be filled by those best able to fulfil the requirements of the programme.

With partnership schools, the SCITT will support with adjustments to training to assist trainees with a disability.

Contact details

01424 853521
Robsack Wood Primary Academy
Whatlington Way
St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex
TN38 9TE


Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 24B
  • Training programme code: 2KXN

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
R Robsack Wood Primary Academy Whatlington Way, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 9TE

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

For advice about teaching

For advice about teaching or teacher training you can call Get into Teaching on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or chat to an adviser using their online chat service between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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