About the course
Trainees will study the following topic areas:
- Pedagogy and Professional Practice.
- Subject Specialist Research
- Global Dimensions
- Foundation Studies
As well as the above we offer the following conference themes:
- Learning without Limits
- Teaching cross curricular English with a global dimension.
Trainees will attend Taught sessions in block release.
Trainees will complete 3 school placements in local Somerset and Devon schools, the placements run in the second half of each term in line with Somerset term dates.
The interview process is held at Dillington House and is made up of an interview with 2 or 3 members of the SCITT senior leadership team; a presentation; and a pupil panel activity.
The pupil panel activity will take place in a partner school in close proximity to Dillington House.
Applicants are asked to write a reflective account of the different aspects of the interview process.
Applicants will also need to undertake an English and maths audit. More information is given about these activities when successful applicants are invited to interview.
Applicants are asked to bring along proof of qualifications and proof of ID documentation. The duration of the interview is approximately 3 hours.
How school placements work
You will undertake 3 Placements,
Autumn Term 1 duration of 7 weeks
Spring Term duration of 7 weeks
Summer Term duration of 9 weeks
These are in Reception and Key stage 1 classes.
There is a 2 day placement in a Nursery/Early Years setting.
The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
The mandatory entry requirements for this programme are:
- A UK full degree or equivalent.
- GCSE in English language, Maths and Science Grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with a genuine interest in working with children.
You need to be adaptable and responsive, be able to multi task and be committed to the principles of life-long learning; at Somerset SCITT, we believe that the most effective teacher is someone who sees themselves as a learner too.
Experience of working in a school is not essential, but is an advantage. Reading about child development, reflecting on the role of a teacher and finding out about current education developments nationally and locally would be advisable preparation for the interview process.
Additional mandatory requirements are:
- DBS Check
- Health check
- Proof of Identification
About the training provider
School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in Somerset began in 1997 in partnership with the University of Worcester. Somerset SCITT has continued to grow from strength to strength, providing high quality, local teacher training to benefit the education of young people across Somerset and the Southwest.
In 2017 Somerset SCITT was awarded Ofsted 'Outstanding' (in all areas). Our ethos is :
- To contribute to the quality and status of the teaching profession by training effective teachers whose classroom proficiency and professional judgement have been developed to a level where they can make the best possible start in their teaching careers.
- To encourage Trainees to see all aspects of their training as a basis for their continuing professional development.
- To help Trainees understand and become familiar with a range of professional and educational issues and to apply their growing knowledge and skills in a practical and supporting environment.
We currently offer 6 routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary (ages 5-11 years)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Early Years Specialism (ages 3-7 years)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Primary with SEN Specialism (ages 5-11 years)
- School Direct non-salaried
- School Direct salaried
- Teaching Apprenticeship.
Training with disabilities and other needs
We comply with the DDE requirements.
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SCIL, Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT
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