Initial Teacher Training
Teacher Training Advisers
A Teacher Training Adviser is an experienced teacher who will provide you with additional support when preparing and applying for teacher training. You can register for free to be allocated your own dedicated adviser who is on hand to give you any extra help you need:
practical advice and guidance at each stage of your application, from writing your personal statement to preparing for interviews
help you arrange your school experience
provide information about any financial support to which you may be entitled.
At EASTA, we offer various routes into teaching:
Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is the largest SCITT in the country and is a dynamic, high- quality teacher training provider.
In partnership with the University of Suffolk, Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer Qualified Teacher Status, Postgraduate Certificate in Education and 60 Masters level credits upon successful completion of any of their secondary teacher training courses. Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT offer full-time (1 year) Tuition and Salaried routes into teaching as well as the option of part-time training over two years in many subjects.
The training you will receive with Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT is largely based in partnership schools, like Notre Dame, working alongside experienced classroom practitioners. This practical experience is also combined with the training delivered by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT on a wide range of educational topics so you are well prepared, once qualified, to become a confident and resilient member of the teaching profession.
Please visit www.suffolkandnorfolkscitt.co.uk for further information about their training programmes; how to gain school experience and make an application as well as dates for their recruitment information evenings where you can meet the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT Team.
The School Direct Salaried (SDS) training programme offers you a way of qualifying as a teacher while you work in a school and earn a salary. This is a one-year individualised training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option of undertaking a PGCE validated by the University of Suffolk (a small administration fee will apply). Those who achieve the PGCE will be awarded 60 Master's level credits - an important addition as teaching moves towards becoming an all Master's profession.
SDS in primary and secondary priority subjects is only for graduates with at least three years’ work experience. Career changers can bring valuable skills and experience to the profession, which they have developed since leaving university. The three year work experience requirement does not apply to secondary high priority subjects. Trainees spend four days per week in their placement school, with one day per week at core and subject knowledge training.
EASTA offers SDS in partnership with Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), which has been accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to train and assess trainees leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status.
In addition, we can also offer:
A two-year, part-time programme involving a commitment of three days per week in both years
A three-month Assessment Only Programme for Instructors who have had whole-class responsibility for teaching and learning for a minimum of two years full time equivalent.
The School Direct Tuition (SDT) training programme offers you a way of combining the best of both school-based training and university-based postgraduate study. This is a one-year individualised training programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
SDT will see trainees spend approximately two thirds of their time in schools and one third studying at university. In addition to QTS and PGCE this results in an additional award of 90 Master's credits.
EASTA offers SDT in partnership with both the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), both of which are accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership to train and assess trainees.
In addition, we can also offer:
A two-year, part-time programme offered by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT.