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School-centred Teacher Training You'll Love
Supporting you to become the best teacher you can be
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Are you currently studying for your degree or have recently graduated and considering a career in teaching?
I'm a career changer
Are you aspiring to do something more fulfilling or simply pursue your passion?
Is teaching for me?
Do you want to make a difference and inspire the next generation but not sure if teaching is for you?

Teacher Training that Makes a Difference

We know that you want to be the best teacher you can be – to inspire the next generation, to improve outcomes for young people and to make a difference.

Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can have but it is also demanding. Through a supportive partnership of experienced professionals, collaboration with peers from all different backgrounds, and an opportunity to learn in a classroom environment right from day one, you will qualify with your PGCE, grow in confidence and become the teacher you’ve always wanted to be.

Teach Primary

Our Primary SCITT courses embed a blend of practice, pedagogy and reflection to ensure you have the highest quality training year.

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Teach Secondary

Our Secondary SCITT courses develop outstanding subject knowledge and teaching and learning approaches.

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Our Locations

Across our Partnerships, we have a network of over 200 Primary, Secondary and SEND schools across the East Midlands.

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Why train to teach with Inspiring Leaders?

Hear from our past trainees about why they chose Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training and decided on a school-centred route to teaching.


Download our brochure to find out more.

We have created a really helpful brochure which gives you all the information you need to know about our programmes.

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What is School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)?

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) focuses on the idea of learning through experience. Course providers work alongside a network of local schools to deliver training. They offer placements for trainees to help them achieve qualified teacher status (QTS).

A SCITT course puts teaching experience at the heart of the course. From day one, you are immersed in the classroom, where you get to learn on the job. Very quickly you will learn behaviour management and understand your presence in the classroom and the areas you need to develop to be the best teacher that you can be.

School experience is important but understanding how children learn underpins everything you do in the classroom. During your SCITT course you will receive central training and you will work towards your PGCE with the University of Derby for both primary and secondary cohorts.

Benefits of a school-centred route to teaching (SCITT)

Learn on the job from teaching professionals and peers

Gain valuable experience in the classroom from day one

Combine theoretical learning/pedagogy with rich school experience

Collaborate with a diverse group of people across school, SCITT and university

Why choose Inspiring Leaders SCITT?

Are you looking to train to teach? Hear from our SCITT Programme Director, a Headteacher, our Primary and Secondary Teacher Training Leads, as well as our Partnership Manager, as they talk about all things teacher training – benefits of SCITT, teacher career pathways, teacher characteristics, the experiences and opportunities you will have access to and much more!

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What we offer

Teacher Training Taster Sessions

If you are still not sure if teaching is for you and would like to talk to some one, please feel free to get in touch.  We’d love to chat and help you, where we can.

If you’re thinking about training to teach, our School Experience days are a great way to learn more about our SCITT route to teaching and find out more about our schools.

Our taster sessions can help you:

Decide if you want to train to be a teacher

Discover which setting you’d prefer to teach in (primary or secondary)

Build a relationship with a school you might want to work with later

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Are you ready to start your journey?

We would love to hear from you to discuss how we can support your application to become a teacher, Please contact us via phone or by filling in the form and we will be in touch as soon as we can.


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