About the course
The Secondary SCITT Tuition PGCE programme is an exciting and very successful school based teacher training programme.
It was described by Ofsted (June 2013) as providing ‘strong personalised support that has a clear positive impact on trainees’ progress.
You will find your training year challenging at times but there is a very experienced and supportive Secondary SCITT Tuition team who are able to guide you every step of the way.
We are very proud of the support that we are able to offer to our trainees in partnership with our placement schools.
The programme is structured so that your teaching commitments gradually increase through the year. As your confidence increases, so does your teaching timetable. You are not employed by the school which gives you the flexibility to undertake your training at a personalised pace to suit your needs. You do not have sole responsibility for any classes so you are always working alongside an experienced teacher.
You will be invited to an interview in the lead school. This interview could include: an activity with pupils e.g teaching part of a lesson, or taking a group activity; a pupil panel interview; a written task and a formal interview with a small panel of representatives from the school and wider School Direct partnership. If successful, you will be given a conditional offer of a place to train.
How school placements work
Trainees will complete training in two different schools during the course of the year.
Typically trainees spend the autumn term in their host school and then go to a second placement school during the first part of the Spring term and then return to their host school for the remainder of the year.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
A first degree at classification 2:2 or above. If your degree is from a non-UK university you will need to approach NARIC to gain an equivalence certificate.
GCSEs or equivalent at grade 4 in English and Maths
DfE Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy
You must pass both skills tests prior to starting the programme.
We are looking for inspiring, knowledgeable and ambitious trainee teachers who are passionate and enthusiastic about their school phase and/or subject specialism and have a desire to share this and make a real difference to young people's lives and futures.
*Satisfactory clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
About the training provider
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is the largest academy trust in the country with a national network of over 60 academies across England.
In joining the Trust in your training year you will have the opportunity to make a transformational impact in communities you work within.
Whatever your area of expertise, if you have the right skills and outlook, AET is an excellent place to develop your career.
To make your next move a career-defining opportunity choose to train with us.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities and other needs, so please let us and the accrediting provider know if you would like us to make any adjustments to support you during the application, interview process and throughout your programme.
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.
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High Street, Felixstowe IP11 9QR
Support and advice
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