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About the training provider
We are the only OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’ provider in Stockton-on-Tees. Our unique approach combines focused specialist in-house training in how to teach alongside immersion in the school environment to develop your skills as a teacher. We are one of a very few providers who provide substantial in-house training alongside your placement in school. We believe that this better equips you to hit the ground running when you begin to teach. The training takes the form of taught sessions delivered by experienced, expert, outstanding qualified teachers and specialists. The sessions provide practical strategies and techniques that will support you when you are teaching in school. There are also many opportunities for you to learn from and teach your fellow trainees through sessions that allow you to share your successes, ideas and challenges with each other and reflect on your school experiences. You will benefit from a mentor dedicated to supporting your development as well as a professional tutor who will oversee your development throughout the year.
We have a reputation for excellence, which is why more trainees than ever are choosing Stockton SCITT. 100% of our trainees who completed the programme in 2018 were graded at least Good with 65% graded as Outstanding. We have expanded by 35% in the last year alone. Our employment rate is very strong with over 90% of trainees securing NQT positions every year; over 50% of our trainees go onto secure NQT positions in Stockton, many in the schools where they trained.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Our training space is housed in a building that is wheelchair accessible and has disabled parking and toilet facilities. All of our training takes place on the ground floor. For trainees with specific needs such as dyslexia or autism, we work with Occupational Health and the trainee to identify their precise needs and ensure that the appropriate support is put in place. For example, a recent trainee with dyslexia was provided with appropriate software on a loaned laptop, a smartpen, overlays and materials provided on yellow paper.
Many of our trainees are parents or become parents during the programme. We work with you to support you to manage the needs of your family alongside your training needs. For example, in the last year we have offered paternity leave, compassionate leave and temporary flexible training hours to manage a specific issue.
The well-being of all our trainees is very important to us. We continually monitor well-being through a number of mechanisms and individual support is put in place as required. All individual needs are taken into account when determining the location and nature of your placement schools.
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