About the course
We offer specialisms in General Primary, General Primary with Mathematics, Early Years, Special Needs or Key Stage 2. We provide a unique opportunity across Norfolk and Suffolk for trainees to immerse themselves in a diverse range of teaching and training experiences which by the final term are highly personalised.
The training comprises of 3 placements in 2 contrasting schools over the course of the year combined with 40 days in centre training.
The centre based training is provided by expert trainers, many of whom are still serving teachers. It covers all National Curriculum subjects and key aspects of primary education such as behaviour management, SEND and assessment. Trainees also have sessions focused on the two assignments and one presentation which contribute to their PGCE qualification (including 60 credits at M Level).
All trainees have a tutor who is committed to supporting each trainee over their training year. This includes visits to observe teaching and end of term progress interviews.
The Primary Salaried SCITT team will be co-ordinating the recruitment process with their partnership school head teachers. You will lead a 30-minute teaching activity and be interviewed in a partnership school. If this this is successful, you will be invited to attend a task day.
At the task day you will undertake some short written tests to gauge your fundamental English and mathematics skills and some interpersonal tasks.
How school placements work
When applying for the salaried route, it is very advisable to have the support of a school that can offer you a placement, including meeting the necessary contribution to your salary. There may be a very small number of salaried places available through lead schools, however competition for these is likely to be very high.
Trainees spend approximately 29 weeks on school placement. Most of this is in the main placement school in the autumn and summer terms, with at least 6 weeks in the spring term in a contrasting school.
To be eligible for a place on the Salaried course you must have the support of a school who is willing to make contributions towards your salary.
As a guide, trainees are paid full-time on point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale.
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.
- A UK first degree (or equivalent). Normally 2.2 or better (or equiv. 360 CAT points).
- GCSE English Language Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
- GCSE Mathematics Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
- GCSE Science Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent)
- Overseas qualifications must be assessed by NARIC.
- Level 2 Literacy and Numeracy are not accepted.
We are looking for committed, resilient individuals who are ready to undertake an exciting but rigorous training year. We are interested in people who are passionate and enthusiastic about children's learning and have a desire to promote the best outcomes for all children. You need to be open to constructive feedback and see it as a tool to help you to achieve your potential by the end of the year. You must be organised and self-motivated as although you will be well supported, you also need to be focused on the commitment involved within this training year.
- Confirmation of clear enhanced DBS check before you start the course. This check is paid for by Primary SCITT with an expectation that you will join the update service (£13 per year) at a cost to you.
- Meet the 'Fit to Teach' criteria. Primary SCITT use an Occupational Health provider to assess Fitness to Teach. Initial screening is paid for by Primary SCITT, trainees may be asked to contribute towards additional costs.
- If you have lived overseas in the past five years you will be required to provide a certificate of good conduct
About the training provider
Stradbroke Church of England Primary has a highly successful track record of training teachers and to date 100% of teachers who have trained with us have been successful in gaining employment in Suffolk schools. We are part of the All Saints Schools Trust which currently has eight schools all graded Good or Outstanding. We are also part of the Primary East Teaching Schools Alliance so we have a wide network of Primary Schools in which to place our trainees. Trainees are allocated supportive, well qualified mentors in our schools. Our small rural schools provide ideal placements to begin teaching career. Many of our teachers have come through the School Direct Salaried teacher training route, so they know the course well and provide excellent mentoring. Many of our past trainees are employed within our schools and have gone on to become school leaders, SENDCos and of course outstanding teachers! We believe the training we provide is very special and enables trainee teachers to be successful in their chosen career.
About the accredited body
Do you want to get into schools early and start to practice teaching as soon as possible?
Do you want to be part of a very supportive cohort of trainees who receive personal support from committed, experienced and enthusiastic tutors?
Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT Salaried has an excellent reputation for providing high quality training and support for all trainees. In 2018, 72% of trainees graduated with a grade of ‘outstanding’. The course offers a PGCE with 60 Masters Level credits as well as QTS.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT supports all trainees based on their individual needs. Recently this has included those with dyslexia, physical, hearing and visual impairments and mental health conditions. Plans are developed with trainees to ensure that they can fully access in centre training, operate effectively on school placement and complete written assignments.
Suffolk & Norfolk Primary SCITT has full disabled access as do all the schools in the partnership. However, applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application so that they can be considered for placements at the most appropriate schools.
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Queen Street, Stradbroke, Eye IP21 5HH
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