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what is SCITT?

What is School Centred ITT?

The School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) route is a school-based approach to teacher training, allowing high quality graduates an opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) through a route designed specifically to maximise your time in schools. You will be thoroughly supported throughout the process in the transition from trainee to teacher.


From day one of training you are an integrated part of the teaching staff in your placement school and throughout the academic year you will have chance to make a significant contribution to the school in which you are based, building meaningful and productive relationships with staff and students. This exciting way of training allows you to work alongside outstanding practitioners gaining the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will allow you to embark on a personal journey towards being an excellent teacher and potential future leader.


The trainees who choose this school-based approach often choose it due to the wealth of experience it can offer, the extensive hands-on practice it provides and the continuous support which runs alongside the training, ensuring there is constant advice, reassurance and encouragement throughout the process.

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Diversity Students

Who are we Looking For?

In order to apply for a place, you must have:

  • A good UK honours degree or equivalent: preferably a minimum 2.2 in the subject you wish to teach; GCSE English and Mathematics at minimum grade 4+ or equivalent, gained prior to applying.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service checks.


If you studied outside of the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A levels and an undergraduate degree.

The SCITT Programme focuses on developing teaching skills. You should have a strong understanding of the subject you wish to teach before you start training. Ideally your degree should relate directly to your chosen teaching subject. If your degree subject does not link closely to your chosen teaching subject you may still be eligible to apply, but we may recommend that you undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course, before you begin training.

In addition, all candidates applying for initial teaching training (ITT) are required to have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests before starting teacher training.

Why train with us?

Why Train with Us?


We are proud of our excellent track record, pass rates and the high number of trainees who secure teaching posts following training. 


Many of our former trainees have taken leadership positions within and beyond the Redhill Academy Trust. 


As a large multi-academy trust with solid connections to many associate schools, we offer placements in various phases and contexts throughout Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, helping to meet the locality needs of our applicants. 


Our weekly training sessions are facilitated by experts in their field, ensuring that the information is always current, relevant, and expertly delivered whatever the content. 


Thanks to our wide range of professionals and settings, we can tailor the training experience to meet the needs of each of our trainees. 


Every trainee works alongside an experienced mentor with the continuous support of an ITT coordinator alongside access to our extensive and excellent professional development programme.

Young Teacher

"Our overall strategic vision is to systematically raise the achievement of all students within our alliance schools and beyond."

What we Offer

  • Specialist staff and mentors in all curriculum areas

  • Training at KS3, KS4 and KS5

  • Primary experience days

  • Support in the application of effective teaching and learning methodology

  • Support of outstanding classroom practitioners and lead practitioners

  • Access to strong educational leadership and management

  • Accreditation by Inspiring Leaders, an Outstanding SCITT Provider

  • A full programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Bespoke alliance CPD events for trainees

  • A large supportive cohort of trainees

  • Research opportunities

  • Strong partnership with Nottingham Trent University

  • ITT Co-ordinator support

  • Employment opportunities across the Alliance and Trust, post-Graduation

  • Placement schools with good transport links, located in Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire.

Our Partners

Inspiring Leaders
Redhill Teaching Hub
Nottingham Trent University
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