Programme Dates 2020-21

  • Induction Day – 16th July 2020.  All trainees will spend the day with the SCITT Programme Lead and make sure that they are fully prepared for the start of the course in September.
  • Autumn Term
 – Monday 7th September 2020 to Friday 18th December 2020. Half-term break is Friday 23rd October to Monday 2nd November.
  • Spring Term
 – Monday 4th January 2021 to Friday 26th March 2021. Half term break is Friday 12th February to Monday 22nd February
  • Summer Term
 – Monday 12th April 2021 to Monday 23rd July 2021. Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May. Half term break is Friday 28th May to Monday 7th June.
  • Enhancement Period – Monday 12th July 2021 to Friday 23rd July 2021.  This is an opportunity for trainees who have completed their assessments to spend time in another setting that would enhance their practice. Some trainees choose to spend some days in their employment school to aid transition and some take the opportunity to visit settings that they feel would enhance their teaching such as visiting a school with experience of teaching English as an additional language.

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.


It is an excellent course that prepares you well for the practical aspects of teaching. The course is very well run and managed and the mentor system is especially good.

Headteacher Employing School (evaluation of NQT)