Programme Dates 2018-19

  • Induction Day – 6th July 2018.  All trainees and their tutors come together for induction.
  • Trainee School Visit Day – It is important successful applicants visit their school to meet their mentor before the end of the summer term.
  • Autumn Term
 – Monday 3 September 2018 to Friday 21 December 2018, there will be a half-term break from 29 October – 2 November
  • Spring Term
 – Monday 7 January 2019 to Friday 12 April 2019, there will be a half term break from 25 February – 1 March
  • Summer Term
 – Monday 29 April 2019 to Monday 22 July 2019 There will be a half term break from 24 May – 31 May
  • Awards Ceremony – July 2017 in Harrogate and Northumbria University will celebrate graduation and will instruct us of those dates at a later time

Whilst half term breaks are advertised, participants on the programme will have a significant amount of academic study to complete during this time. We would would like to make you aware that holidays away from home may result in trainee teachers falling behind on their academic elements.


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.

Graduate 2015