One of our fantastic Modern Foreign Language trainees currently training with us this year, Konstantinia, discusses the benefits of training via the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) route and why she chose to train with GORSE SCITT. 

SCITT puts theory into practice, offering trainee teachers an immediate immersion in school life and allows them to participate as active members of the community from the start. It provides more practical, hands-on preparation overseen by experienced teachers who are involved in everyday school life.

In your training year with GORSE SCITT, you gain both QTS and PGCE. We work in partnership with The University of Sunderland who accredit the PGCE, they work closely with our cohort at our central premises in Leeds, providing sessions and also working virtually via their online portal. This learning is alongside trainees being on placement in our partner schools, where they observe teaching professionals first hand, before gaining the experience and expertise to begin their own teaching.

With GORSE SCITT you gain QTS and a University Masters level PGCE with full access to the University library and student services. On top of that, you have advice and guidance from specialists and a personal tutor! The programme offers the experience of training and working in outstanding schools where you teach on block placements in three contrasting schools across the Primary and Secondary age range.

You have unrivalled support from all members of the SCITT team and you are trained by charismatic and expert trainers who are passionate about raising standards in local schools. You are part of a team from the start and receive lots of support. You won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you are ready.

Interested in what a week in the life of a GORSE SCITT trainee looks like? 

Wanting to know more about the qualifications and experience you can gain training with GORSE SCITT?

take a look at what we offer in your training year with us