There are many reasons why teaching is an increasingly popular choice of career for a wide range of skilled and talented people. Teaching is a rewarding profession in more ways than one, offering fantastic career prospects and development opportunities in addition to competitive financial benefits.
WELCOME to Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).
We are delighted that you are interested in training with us for a career in teaching. If you have an enthusiasm for your subject, know that you enjoy working with young people and feel passionate about helping them to reach their potential, then there really is no greater profession. And where better to train than in Cornwall? It is a beautiful area in which to live, work and play, with some of the best secondary schools and colleges in the country, giving you the opportunity to learn your craft alongside dedicated and inspirational teachers.
We hope you will find this secondary teacher training course to be exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding and that it will provide you with the foundations for further progression and lifelong learning opportunities in a career which offers professional and personal fulfilment.
An ‘outstanding’ course.
Cornwall School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) has been awarded “Outstanding” status by Ofsted, recognising the highest quality of teaching training provision.
The success of Cornwall SCITT rests with the input and collaboration of local Cornish secondary schools and Truro College who are integral partners in training the student teachers. Ofsted commented in their 2011 report that the quality of the management and training is outstanding, that schools are highly committed to the SCITT and provide very good training venues which help to ensure the strong coherence of the training programme.
Over the past 10 years, 440 teachers have trained through this scheme, many of whom are now teaching locally in Cornwall. The popularity of this course has grown so rapidly over the past few years that demand for places exceeds availability.
Cornwall SCITT ran a pilot scheme for Special Educational Needs and Disability Training (SEND) in 2011/12. This runs alongside the normal subject course and one term of the school placements may be in Pencalenick School, Truro or in the specialist department of a local secondary school. We have approval to run the scheme again this year.
Cornwall SCITT offers the Assessment Only route to Qualified Teacher Status for secondary teachers and we are taking applications for this academic year (further details under the Opportunities Tab on left hand side of page).
The following pages will give you more information about our course, the requirements, selection procedures, financial details and student support available, but you are also welcome to phone, email or drop in and visit us!