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School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

Our programme provides high-quality training that shapes brilliant teachers.

Are you a Teaching School Hub or Multi-Academy Trust? Partner with us to deliver our new School-Centred Initial Teacher Training programme in your region.

Your work will help individuals develop into inspiring teachers or mentors, while supporting schools to deliver the excellent teaching their children need. This one-year programme for trainees and mentors includes:

  • research-led self-directed study
  • live training
  • one-to-one support

This is an unsalaried, fee-funded route and our first cohort will begin in September 2024.

Partnering with Teach First means you can offer the full 'Golden Thread' of teacher and leadership development across your schools, from Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through to Executive Leadership.

SCITT trainees benefit from:

  • a structured one-year programme of training and support
  • online and face to face training modules
  • access to expert training materials
  • an experienced mentor
  • the opportunity to train in a school local to them.

Schools benefit from:

  • an unsalaried trainee teacher on a high-quality programme with expert support
  • a trainee placed in school for the whole year (except for an additional six week placement) who builds up their teaching allocation throughout the year, providing capacity to your school
  • high-quality training for a middle leader to become a great mentor.
Trainee teacher laughs in training session
Teacher with pupils

Everyone benefits from our:

Experience - 20 years of delivering high-quality teacher education.

Expertise - Evidence and research-led training created by experts in teaching and teacher development.

Specialist training - Subject-specific training to ensure teachers can build on what they know and unlock their full potential.

What makes Teach First a great SCITT partner?

We’re the largest ITT provider in the country and have been committed to driving change in the system for the last 20 years. 

We’ve taken the unparalleled experience and expertise we’ve gained from our Training Programme to develop our new School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme. Our Training Programme was recently inspected by Ofsted and has again been rated “outstanding” in all areas in both primary and secondary phases.

Our high-quality, evidence-led SCITT training is designed with schools, for schools. We work with a wide range of educational experts and school leaders – including delivery partners like you – to bring concrete school experience to our training content. If you choose to partner with us, there will be ongoing and meaningful opportunities to collaborate and continually enhance our programmes and processes.

The success of our recent Ofsted Lead Provider visit for Early Career Framework (ECF) and National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) emphasises the strength of our relationships with delivery partners, the quality of our curriculum and our impact on schools.

Partner with us

We’re proud to already be working with several Teaching School Hubs and Multi-Academy Trusts across the country to deliver the ECF and the full suite of NPQs.

We’re now looking for partners to recruit for and deliver our School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme to trainees and schools across all regions in England. We bring our expertise in developing the highest-quality training, while you bring the knowledge of what the schools and communities in your area really need.

Mat Galvin, Headteacher of The Macclesfield Academy speaks with pupils

Interested in working with us?

Email to start building our partnership together.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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