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      Why choose Leeds SCITT?

      We are pleased to be strengthening our provision as we become a Lead Partner of Leeds Trinity University

      Partnership Support

      The SCITT Model is a unique ‘hands-on’ experience that is a strong partnership consisting of tutors, trainees and schools. It is this partnership that supports you through your development and ensures your learning experience is comprehensive and relevant.

      In-class experience

      It is ‘practice-based learning’ at your own pace, with professional support at all times. The SCITT approach gives you the edge in experience as a trainee teacher and confidence as you enter into the teaching profession.

      Excellent Employment Rates

      At Leeds SCITT we are fully committed to delivering a high standard of teacher training. That is why over 97% of our trainee teachers go on to achieve excellent outcomes, giving them a strong competitive edge when applying for teaching positions.

      High employment rates

      Leeds SCITT trainees go on to become excellent teachers; due to our curriculum offer they have a strong competitive edge when applying for teaching positions and gain employment before the next academic year.

      What is the SCITT approach?

      School-Centred Initial Teacher Training

      The Leeds SCITT route into teaching is the ideal course to produce excellent practitioners as our training is centred around working in a school environment from week one. No one is born a great teacher but with the subject experts in our lead schools, the course allows you to continually develop in your knowledge, skills, and behaviours that define great teaching. This is the single most important in-school factor in improving outcomes for pupils and especially important for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

      With Leeds SCITT, you gain experience in your subject and grow in confidence in the classroom. As developing your subject knowledge is vital, you will receive individualised support from experienced teachers who will monitor your progress.

      By being fully immersed within the placement schools, you will have the opportunity to build lasting relationships that are extremely useful for your future career.

      What will you achieve?
      • Full qualified teacher status (QTS)
      • A Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with 60 Master’s credits
      Skills you will Develop
      • Planning and executing inspirational lessons which will engage all pupils
      • A knowledge of how to use a variety of teaching tools for adaptive teaching
      • Learn how to map your own personal progress as well as your pupils
      • Learn how to support SEND and those pupils with English as an additional language
      • Become confident in effectively managing behaviour for learning

      All of these skills are fundamental to you developing pupils’ learning and ensuring they make progress.

      How Leeds SCITT can help you
      • Build your confidence directly in the classroom
      • Mentors’ support at every stage to help you thrive
      • A broad range of experiences to prepare you for future success
      • Your place in school is guaranteed with Leeds SCITT which has a well-established programme of great teaching and learning
      • Move easily from placement to permanent employment with our higher than average employment rates
      I didn’t want to sit in lectures listening to someone tell you how to teach. Leeds SCITT gives you the opportunity to practice from day one, which is essential preparation for the job!

      — Harry, science with chemistry trainee

      We work with a range of highly-regarded schools across Leeds and the
      surrounding areas

      This enables us to offer flexibility of placements to support our trainees with their own unique circumstances

      In Leeds SCITT Lead Schools you will:

      • be immersed in the school environment from week one.
      • have the opportunity to reach your full potential.
      • work professionally alongside expert colleagues within a department.
      • receive comprehensive expert mentoring with experienced teachers’ support.
      • have full access to ICT facilities and specialist teaching equipment.

      Our Lead Schools


      You can develop your confidence through contact with pupils and the support of lead subject mentors.


      Depending on subject choice you may receive a tax-free bursary to complete
      your course.


      You will have full access to support from Leeds SCITT and Leeds Trinity University.

      Subjects we offer

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      How to apply

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