Below are a list of frequently asked questions about the programme. If you cannot find the answer to your question then please get in touch.
For the PGCE element, each module is assessed and formative evidence is loaded onto a web portal. Trainees need to pass four assessed tasks including two assignments at level 7, one assignment at level 6 and a portfolio of evidence.
Assessment for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is built up throughout the year with lesson observations, formal assessment points and evidence gathered against the Teachers’ Standards.
The answer is ‘No’.
Trainees will spend a considerable amount of time in the early weeks on structured observation. There will be a phased introduction to small group teaching, part lesson teaching and full lesson teaching, all under the direct supervision of a trained and experienced tutor.
There are several aspects that make the programme offered different from most other courses:
When I was in my main placement I was in Years 2 and 3 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.