What is a SCITT?
SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training. On this training route all training beyond the classroom is delivered by classroom practitioners and experts centrally by the SCITT, rather than at University (which is typical of a PGCE programme).
Trainees complete the course to gain the same qualifications as a core PGCE course, but spend considerably more time in the classroom.
What is School Direct?
School Direct training is very similar to SCITT training, the only major difference being that the taught element of the programme is usually delivered centrally by the accrediting University with the lead school providing some additional input.
Which route is best?
The choice of training route for schools and for trainees is a very personal decision and will take into consideration many factors. Previous experience and current circumstances will all play an important role. We would advise anyone considering training to teach or any schools considering offering a placement to speak to their local providers and to the Hub. We have a lot of expertise in teacher training at Redhill Teaching Hub and we will be very happy to talk to individuals or schools interested in teacher training or connect to their local training providers. Please contact us.
How can I change my career and get into teaching?
Transition to Teach - for career changers
Join the growing number of successful professionals retraining as teachers and use your extraordinary skills and knowledge to inspire the next generation.
Transition to Teach offers bespoke support to help you make the career change, offering guidance throughout your training year and first year of teaching in the classroom. T2T will support you to successfully make the transition and join the network of inspiring, professional teachers that strive for excellence in education for all.