Our group of schools has a commitment to equality of opportunity for all, and welcomes candidates from diverse ethnic backgrounds regardless of age, gender, disability, religious or social contexts.
If you have special needs, please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements and how these can be met.
We have adopted a “Publication Scheme” to meet new requirements to make information about the course available to the general public. The scheme covers the following types of information:
All of these documents can be read in our office.
This new legislation does not compromise the Data Protection Act and all personal information about trainees and members of staff remains confidential.
We are happy to make the following policies available to you on request:
All other policies comply with placement school regulations
If you do not have your own transport, we will ensure that you are placed in a school with strong public transport links. Relationships between trainees are built quickly and many support each other with lifts to twilight sessions and core training days. You will be responsible for the cost of the transport to your placement and to your core training days. Core training days are held centrally in Harrogate to support this.
Trainees do not normally experience difficulty in obtaining teaching posts, as our quality reputation stretches well beyond our partnership. Once you have completed your teacher training and the induction year (achieved Qualified Teacher Status) then from September 2018 you can expect to start as a newly qualified teacher in England and Wales on at least £22,466 a year.
We work closely with our partnership schools and try to place trainees either in a school with another trainee, or in a school close by so they can support one another and share ideas. On core learning days trainees meet up as a group and can share their classroom experiences and offer subject knowledge support to one another.
Each trainee is treated as an individual and the course is tailor-made to meet and support individual needs.
Trainees study together in pleasant surroundings. Some sessions are held in schools and most core training sessions are held in a training pavilion in the centre of Harrogate. Wifi is available with a Virtual Learning Environment enabling access to training notes, professional journals and research papers.
The SCITT Administrator and Business Manager are able to support trainees or signpost them to the appropriate place to access support. In addition this year, we have appointed a pastoral advisor to support trainees with mental health and well-being.
When I was in my main placement I was in Keystage 1 and I realised that I wanted some experience in Early Years too. The SCITT Programme Leader managed to make sure I taught there too before I applied for jobs. It really came in handy in my interview and I got the first job, in an outstanding school.