What People Say

Former Student Profiles

Read what former Leeds SCITT students have to say about us and their own teacher training journeys plus find out where they are now.

Munaza studied

I had an outstanding experience . . .

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Kristie studied Art and Design

I've had an excellent experience at Guiseley school during stage one and two.

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Max studied IT

Studied in 2005, now the subject leader for IT in Titus Salt School and Lead Tutor for SCITT IT.

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Trainees studied CS

We asked this years computer science trainees to give us a short quote on their PGCE year so far. Here is what they said...

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Nicole studied Dance

I was most interested as the course allows you to be in school from Day 1

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Trainee studied Dance

What are the unique selling points about Leeds SCITT? The masters qualification

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Bethan studied DT

Don’t let negativity in the press, from other teachers, other trainees, from moaning teenagers get to you.

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Claire studied DT

You have to be prepared to put in the work but the rewards are endless.

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DT studied DT

I still found that I had time to continue dancing and going out with friends as well as running regularly throughout the course. It is difficult in teaching to find time to do your own thing but the course supported me enough to feel I had the time.

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Jessica studied Drama

Why did you choose Leeds SCITT? The programmes reputation

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Rachel studied Drama

Why did you choose Leeds SCITT? In school from the start of the course

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Louise studied Acting Head of Geography (Trainee in 2013)

Since completing her PGCE in Geography in 2013, Louise has been employed at Titus Salt School.

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Luke studied Geography

Luke completed his training in July 2014. He is now employed at Beckfoot School and is the Head of Geography.

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Trainees studied Geography, 2016

We asked this years geography trainees to give us a short quote on their PGCE year so far. Here is what they said...

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Rachel studied History, 2014

I chose Leeds SCITT purely on reputation as a Leeds SCITT trainee/NQT comes in high esteem! Leeds SCITT is renowned for its employment rates and quality of trainees.

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Rebecca studied History, 2014

If you want quality training, hands on experience and extensive support, SCITT is the course for you!

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James studied Maths, 2014

The SCITT trains you to be a teacher and gives you the skills to reflect and want to persistently improve your teaching methods.

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Trainee studied at Carr Manor

'All of my mentors have provided me with incredible support throughout my training and so far as an NQT. Also that the staff at Carr Manor are extremely welcoming and supportive of each other, and there is a great team spirit that makes the work more enjoyable and therefore effective!'

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Trainee studied Music, 2015/16

What are the unique selling points about Leeds SCITT? Very Supportive staff, personallised support and training. LOTS of relevant school experience.

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Frazer studied Music, 2015/16

Why did you choose Leeds SCITT? Time spent in schools learning practically

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Harry studied Science with Biology, 2016

Definitely choose Leeds SCITT. Teaching is about teaching! 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 in preparation for the job!

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Kate studied Science with Biology, 2016

Support has been fantastic, the schools have been amazing and I feel I am more than prepared for my first year in teaching.

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Sam studied Biology, 2014

Choose Leeds SCITT; it will be the best choice you ever made!

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Neil studied Science, 2006

I respect the SCITT pathway a great deal. Due to this, I introduced my current school to the SCITT programme and we now have trainees with us across numerous subjects.

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Luke studied Science with Chemistry, 2013/14

Read what Luke has to say about the SCITT and factors to consider when making your choices below.

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Why Choose Leeds SCITT?

  • Over 97% trainees employed by September.
  • 49% of trainees graded as outstanding by the end of the training year.
  • Over the last four years, the quality of the course has been graded as good or very good by trainees.
  • One of the longest running SCITT's in the region, with consistently 'good' or 'good with outstanding' Ofsted reports.
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