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This page will help you to keep up to date with developments with the SCITT and teacher training in general.

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  • Southend SCITT Partnership Announcement

    Published 19/12/19

    Southend SCITT Partnership Announcement 

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  • Teacher Training Information Event – 12 November 2019

    Published 12/11/19


    Are you interested in training to become a secondary school teacher?

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  • Teacher Training Information Event - 24 September 2019

    Published 25/09/19
    It was wonderful to meet prospective teachers at our event on Tuesday 25 September at SHSG and discuss rewarding career in teaching where you can help to shape the lives of local young people. Please find below our presentation to review
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  • DfE Announcement - Changes to the professional skills test for teachers​​​​​​​

    Published 23/09/19

    The government announces a new approach to assessing the numeracy and literacy of prospective teachers.

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  • Southend SCITT Information Evening Tuesday 24 September

    Published 11/09/19

    Are you interested in training to become a secondary school teacher?

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  • OIA (Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education) Annual Statement

    Published 15/05/19

    The OIA has now published its Annual Statements to higher education providers for the calendar year ended 31 December 2018. 

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  • DfE-funded CPD training available for early career teachers

    Published 12/03/19


    Accelerate is a brand-new professional development programme, tailor-made for teachers in the first five years of their career. It’s free for teachers from eligible schools; those that are Ofsted graded 3 or 4 and/or are in a DfE-identified ‘opportunity’ or ‘priority’ area.

     Accelerate will provide teachers with the tools and support they need to fast-track their teaching skills and build their confidence.  The programme has been specifically designed to improve pupil attainment and keep talented teachers within the profession. 

    The four-term programme, which aligns with the new Government Recruitment and Retention Strategy, and particularly The Early Career Framework, begins in the spring term 2019. Registration is currently well underway, and it is advisable to apply as soon as possible as spaces are limited and will be allocated on first-come-first-served basis after eligibility.  

    How does Accelerate work?

    Accelerate delivers evidence-informed training that has been designed around what works and with the demands of a teaching timetable and the needs of the school in mind. The blended learning programme is delivered with maximum flexibility through a unique mix of online learning, expert instructional coaching, workshops and a local peer support network to minimise time away from the classroom. In addition, an in-school mentor will ensure that coaching and support is aligned with school priorities and culture.

    The wider school community benefits from specialist training for existing or new mentors while school leaders will be able to access professional development in the use of research and evidence to improve teaching.

    Accelerate is designed and managed by Education Development Trust in partnership with The Chartered College of Teaching. Find out more and register at

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  • Southend SCITT Drop In Session

    Published 14/01/19

    Wednesday 16 January 2019, 1.30 - 2,30pm at Southend High School for Girls, Southchurch Boulevard, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 4UZ

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  • Class of 2017/18 Graduation Ceremony at Canterbury Christchurch University

    Published 28/11/18

    Class of 2017/18

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  • Get into Teaching Event - 8 November 2018

    Published 14/11/18

    Get into Teaching Event - Information from Session

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  • Class of 2017/18 End of Course Celebration

    Published 15/10/18

    Class of 2017 - 18 celebrating a fantastic training year on Wednesday 4 July 2018


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  • Register and Prepare to start Teacher Training in 2019

    Published 27/09/18

    Applications for teacher training open in early October.  Register now with DfE Get Into Teaching to get a head start with your preparation before they open.

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