Why choose SCITT / School Direct?

Our trainees complete training feeling confident and fully prepared to teach in a huge range of schools. Our SCITT and School Direct courses always put children at the heart of all we do - after all, the reason you want to become an educator is to make a difference to children and their futures.

As a trainee on the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT and School Direct route, you will benefit from:

  • charismatic and expert trainers, who are passionate about raising standards in local schools. Many are nationally recognised and published. We want future pupils to love learning and future teachers to love teaching so we use trainers who really bring subject knowledge to life!
  • a clear emphasis on putting theory into practice in central and school based training. We use exceptional teachers to model best practice across foundation subjects so you feel confident to teach Art, RE, PE and Music;
  • teaching on block placements in three contrasting primary schools;
  • teaching across the Early Primary (3-7yrs) or Primary (5-11yr) age range;
  • working with pupils from rich and diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Our outstanding OFSTED (2016) rating that noted behaviour management training as a consistent key strength;
  • experience of training and working in an outstanding special school;
  • gaining a full University of Leicester Masters level PGCE, with full access to the University library, student services and gyms;
  • support from a close-knit group of fellow trainees with whom you are likely to form very strong links and friendships;
  • a management team who are all qualified, experienced primary school teachers;
  • unrivaled support from all members of the SCITT team, leading to the highest percentage of trainees gaining Qualified Teacher Status in Leicester and Leicestershire. (DfE performance profiles)

What will the SCITT do for you?

`The Course has been outstanding in every aspect. The support and personalisation of every aspect of the training has given me a wealth of resources, knowledge and inspiration to begin my journey as a teacher. Thank you to all the tutors both in training and in schools who have made this an absolutely wonderful experience.’


If you are interested in joining a personalised, supportive but professional training programme, with outstanding results, contact the Leicester and Leicestershire SCITT for up to date information on our vacancies and interviews:   admin@leics-scitt.co.uk