Hallam Teaching School Alliance carries out all its Initial Teacher Training as THE SHEFFIELD SCITT which is a provider of 100% School Based Initial Teacher Training.
THE SHEFFIELD SCITT
THE SHEFFIELD SCITT, ONE OF ONLY 3 ACCREDITED PROVIDERS OF INITIAL TEACHER TRAINING IN SHEFFIELD, IS OWNED AND RUN BY NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, SHEFFIELD. NOTRE DAME HAS BEEN A NATIONAL TEACHING SCHOOL SINCE 2011. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 16 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, ALL RATED OUTSTANDING OR GOOD BY OFSTED, IN THE PARTNERSHIP WHO WORK WITH NOTRE DAME. THERE ARE ALSO 3 SCHOOL DIRECT PARTNERSHIPS WHO HAVE THEIR COURSES ACCREDITED BY THE SHEFFIELD SCITT.
WHY CHOOSE THE SCITT ROUTE?
Our approach is based on what our partnership Headteachers, who all lead “good” and “outstanding” schools are looking for in their Newly Qualified Teachers. They do not require the traditional University based PGCE qualifications (although our course does include the opportunity to gain PGC Master’s accreditation) they far prefer teachers who have spent the whole year in school experiencing the full calendar cycle of the school year and being involved in every aspect of the professional teacher’s role in their schools. They find teachers trained by serving outstanding teachers this way are better prepared for the rigours of qualified teaching and progress more quickly in their careers in their schools. It is their preferred route for recruiting their NQTs.
In 2014 and 2015 100% of our trainees who completed our course passed and were offered jobs, many now working in our partnership schools.
WHAT IS TRAINING IN A SCITT LIKE?
You will work for a year mostly in one school slowly gaining more experience and responsibility in the classroom and being trained by serving outstanding teachers designated as Specialist Leaders of Education by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). You will spend a short time teaching in at least one other school too.
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SUBJECTS AND FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
100% SCHOOL BASED SECONDARY QTS WITH PGC
Maths (bursary up to £25,000)
English (bursary up to £9,000)
Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) (bursary up to £30,000)
Geography (bursary up to £15,000)
History (bursary up to £9,000)
Religious Education (bursary up to £9,000)
100% SCHOOL BASED PRIMARY QTS WITH PGC
General Primary Qualification (5-11) (bursary up to £3,000)
WHAT ARE THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE I NEED?
You need a relevant degree, Maths and English GCSE (Science for primary) grade C and to pass a skills test. Recent relevant work experience is important.
WHAT ARE THE FEES AND FINANCE?
Fees are £9000 payable with student loan and bursaries and scholarships of up to £30 000 are available in some subjects depending on your degree class. For details on how to apply for a Student Loan download the guide below. For full details on finance visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
For more information on The Sheffield SCITT visit www.sheffieldSCITT.org.uk