Overview of the Part-Time Programme

This is a two year part time training programme running from the middle of September to the third week of July.

Three options for study

  • Standard Model where part-time, 2 days per week, self-choice school placements (teaching practices) are interspersed with two full-time teaching practices in schools chosen by the SCITT.

Terms 1 & 2 – 2 days per week, term 3 – 5 days, term 4 – 2 days per week and term 5 – 5 days per week.  This model works well for someone who wishes to work full time as a teacher at the end of the training and is able to invest in the full-time placements.

Want more flexibility?

  • Flexible Option 1: trainees will train two days per week through 4 terms and then complete a full-time teaching practice of 18 weeks in terms 5 & 6 to show resilience so that they will be successful at showing employers their ability to fulfil a full time role after graduation.
  • Flexible Option 2: trainees will train two days per week through 4 terms, then 3 days per week for two terms.  This is ideal for someone who wishes to teach part-time as a teacher after graduation.


How much time in school?

All together, over the 5-6 terms, trainees will have over 140 days in school for each option and 36 days training centrally or in regional tutor groups.  Central training takes place in Harrogate.

How do we train?

Training will combine learning on the job in the classroom, on-line modules, academic assignments, regional tutor groups, central training, themed visits to schools to observe specific elements of good practice, and teaching impact studies.

How do we select placement schools?

Teaching practice 2 and 4 schools are selected on suitability for the trainee and geographical location.   They are matched with trainees based on the current strengths of the school and the requirements of the trainee.  In this way we ensure that trainees have the best possible support in school over their training year and a personalised approach to training.

How will it work?

Starting on the first day of the autumn term, you will be based in your “home” school.  You will be seen as a member of staff, quickly appreciating the workplace and seeing theory put into practice every day following a carefully designed plan to support your learning.  You will undertake training by staff in your “home” school as well as tutor groups, central training sessions and other activities with trainee teachers from other schools on the programme.

When you are ready, you will start to take responsibility to deliver parts of lessons on your own. The programme will build your confidence and subject knowledge and give you the necessary skills to become an effective classroom practitioner.  As you become more confident and competent you will take on greater responsibility until you are teaching full lessons.

The academic modules will be completed each year to build and consolidate knowledge of special educational needs, how children learn and how pupils make progress in lessons.

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