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Train to Teach Primary

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of children? Do you want to inspire the next generation and help children reach their full potential?

Being a primary school teacher can be immensely rewarding. You get to work with children when they are at their most inquisitive and open minded and it allows you to directly impact the lives of young people. These impacts that can last a lifetime.

Our Primary Initial Teacher Training Courses

Our Primary Initial Teacher Training Courses are designed to prepare you for a career in teaching, giving you the skills and knowledge to ensure that every child has the best possible start in life, regardless of their background and circumstances.

By choosing the SCITT route to become a Primary School Teacher, you will be immersed in the classroom from day one – giving you the experience to develop the skills necessary to be a great teacher and make a difference.

Hand-in-hand with your school experience you will receive training from our friendly and supportive teaching specialists, who understand the journey you are on and will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to be the best teacher you can be.

You can choose from four Primary courses – Primary 5 -11, Primary 3 – 7, Primary 5 -11 with PE, or Primary 5 – 11 with Maths.

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Primary Teacher Training 5 -11 Years

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Primary Teacher Training 3 – 7 years

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Primary Teacher Training 5 -11 years with PE

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Primary Teacher Training 5 – 11 years with Maths

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What will my Primary Initial Teacher Training look like?

Your one-year SCITT course is made up of three elements - School-based training, Inspiring Leaders centre-based training, and University-based training. This careful blend of practice and theory ensures that you gain the knowledge you need to have a deep understanding of how children learn, and the opportunity to put different teaching techniques in to practice.

School-based Teacher Training

Our school-based teacher training allows you to be immersed, in all aspects of school life, from the moment you arrive on the course.

You will be introduced to your host school before meeting the children, allowing you time to build positive and important relationships with key members of staff who will support you throughout your teacher training year.

From the moment you enter school on the first day, you will be treated as a member of the staffing team, allowing you to build strong relationships with those in your class and around school. Through the support offered from your Class Mentor and Learning Coach, you will gradually take on additional responsibilities and be given more freedom to explore and apply your creativity.

As you become more confident and independent in your teaching, you will begin to experience the gratification and the joy that comes from children learning what you have taught them.

Inspiring Leaders Centre-based Teacher Training

Our taught programme will leave you inspired by some of the most passionate, expert teachers in our partnership of schools. The majority of our facilitators are Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs). They are teachers and leaders who have been recongnised by the government for their expertise and specialist knowledge and are also currently practising in the classroom on a daily basis. Being taught by current practitioners will allow you to learn from those who can give you the most up to date information and strategies in teaching and learning.

We pride ourselves in providing you with the opportunity to learn from and be enthused by some of the most exceptional professionals in their fields.

University-based Teacher Training

We work with the University of Derby, a university highly regarded for its strong initial teacher training provision. Whilst the university is responsible for delivering and accrediting the Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), we work closely with the university to ensure trainees are being provided with the best possible training so that the information provided can be transferred into their own classroom practice.

As a member of the university, the trainee will also be entitled to access their resources, such as the library, trainee services and student benefits. The university will provide the trainee with an induction into the services available at the start of the course. In addition, the University will support trainees by providing input on academic research and writing to help with completing an assignment at the end of each module.

Independent Study

During the course you will spend some time independently researching and studying current and relevant research to support their teaching practice, just like a fully qualified teacher.

We want you to be naturally curious and seek to constantly improve your performance through personal research and study.

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Where can I train to be a Primary School teacher?

Through our partnership with Flying High Partnership, Redhill Academy Trust and, and Discovery Trust, we are able to offer you the opportunity to train in a number of schools across Nottingham, Derby and Leicester.



Our Partners

To deliver our SCITT, we partner with four outstanding school partnerships:

Discovery Trust – Leicestershire & Rutland Primary

Flying High Futures – Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Primary

Redhill Teaching Hub – Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire Secondary

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Our Locations

Our partnerships have well established wider networks of over 200 Primary, Secondary and SEND schools across the East Midlands.

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Gain School Experience

Completing some school experience prior to interview or as part of your decision process can be really beneficial.  We are very happy to arrange experience for you, in the area of your choice.

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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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