Developing Professional Learning Communities
Your route into teaching with the North Lincolnshire SCITT partnership is to follow a one year school-centred training programme with the opportunity to gain QTS with PGCE at the end. The key characteristic of this particular training route is that it is a very practical and hands-on style of delivery, being very similar in nature to that of an apprenticeship route, as 80% of the training is undertaken in school. This gives trainees a detailed insight into the real-life demands of the school day and provides many more opportunities for them to become involved in the wider life of the school that they perhaps might not have if studying on a more traditional university based PGCE programme.
Trainees are based in two schools, spending the minimum of one full term at each setting, and supported by a school based trainer with additional guidance provided by a partnership tutor, they find themselves much personalised and robust help to enable them to evidence at least good outcomes against the Teachers’ Standards at the end of the training year.
The school based training is underpinned and enhanced by a comprehensive central training programme, based at a high quality professional development centre located in Scunthorpe, and delivered by outstanding practitioners and high calibre external providers who are expert in their chosen fields.
North Lincolnshire SCITT Partnership works in a partnership collaboration with Bishop Grosseteste University who award the academic qualification of PGCE.
The most recent report by Ofsted (December 2015) commented that:
‘the consistency and coherence of central and school-based training responds quickly to national, regional and local educational issues, so that trainees and NQTs are well placed to become reflective teachers who make a difference to their pupils’ learning’
‘NQTs’ preparation for the challenges of their new role is a strength of the provision.’
We currently offer two specialist routes into teaching:
* Please note you do not necessarily have to hold a degree in a subject in order to be able to teach it as you can develop the necessary Subject Knowledge by attending a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course. These are available for maths, physics, languages, biology, chemistry, computing, English, geography and design and technology from a variety of different HEI providers; some courses can be taken through a face-to-face delivery method and others by accessing on-line versions (use the link above to find out further details).
Tuition fees for 2019/20 will be £9,250 (inclusive of a full PGCE awarded by an HEi partner). It is expected that applicants will be able to apply for a student loan to cover the full fee.