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What is SCITTELS?
SCITTELS stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training In East London Schools. We are a consortium of schools within East London who work in close partnership to provide outstanding initial teacher training, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The consortium has a strong commitment to Equal Opportunities and takes its responsibility to promote this with the utmost importance. Inclusion is a key feature and strength of our programmes and we are committed to training teachers who will value and build on the linguistic, religious and cultural diversity that children in East London communities bring to school and who in turn, will prepare all children for life in a diverse society.
We are incredibly proud that we have been twice graded as Outstanding by OFSTED who described SCITTELS as providing ‘the best possible training’.
Teacher Training with SCITTELS
All of our programmes give trainee teachers the opportunity to learn from and alongside experienced classroom practitioners. All trainees will complete at least 120 days of training in school (we call this school based training), carrying out a range of training activities including observing experienced teachers; working with groups and the whole class; planning; teaching and assessing children and reflecting on their developing classroom practice.
Centre based training takes place in the lead school, Colegrave Primary School, and is delivered by specialists and experts in their field, such as Local Authority advisors. Our purpose built training room can accommodate approximately 50 people, and many of our sessions are taught in even smaller groups, which allows us to deliver lectures and practical workshops with high levels of tutor contact and support. A carefully planned programme of tasks and assignments enables trainees to put into practice in school, the theory that they have learnt during centre based training.
Why Choose SCITTELS?
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How Can I Apply?
For all of our training programmes you should apply in the academic year before you wish to train. You should apply as early as possible after UCAS opens at the start of October, as places are highly sought after. Due to changes in the way the government allocates places, we anticipate we will not be able to take applications after May, so please ensure you do not leave your application to the last minute.
As a small provider, we are able to offer a personalised approach and are always happy to help. If you have questions before you apply or start the course, please phone or email and ask to speak to James Brazier, who will usually get back to you within 24 hours (maximum 48 hours). Once you begin training with us you will be assigned a Professional Tutor to support you with both the academic and practical sides of the course.