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What We Offer


 Southend SCITT offers School Centred Initial Teacher Training. The course takes one academic year to complete, full time, starting 2nd September and finishing at the end of July 2019.  The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is validated by our HEI Partner, Canterbury Christchurch University.  The programme is taught by experienced, practising teachers, and often tailored towards local teaching needs. 

We currently offer courses in the following subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (French, Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education

SUPPORT: All trainees will have a dedicated subject mentor in their home school with whom they will meet once per week for a formal mentoring session and more often for informal chats.  In each school there is also an experienced ITT co-ordinator who will oversee the in-school training.  Central training is led by experienced trainers and devised by the Programme Manager who will also support trainees.  The Course Director who oversees the whole process is also available to support our trainee teachers. Throughout the course the subject audit is reviewed so that the trainee can develop her/his subject knowledge and its application in teaching.

Education is about pupils making progress in every lesson. 

Teaching is a means to a much more important end - PUPIL PROGRESS.