South Birmingham SCITT is nationally recognised as a high achieving partnership, which is structured and resourced to train teachers to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Within a supportive, encouraging environment, the staff will go out of their way to make you a success! Trainees will develop and reinforce the values, skills, and attributes, which promote good citizens and lifelong learning in students. Our committed Training Partnership of over 50 schools, work together to ensure that high quality learning for both trainees and their students takes place. 

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Working in partnership with a number of Teaching Schools in the area (Ninestiles TSA, Colmore Partnership TSA and Waverley TSA) we are able to provide an established and successful Learning Pathway from ITT, securing early career development as an NQT followed by various continuous professional development opportunities, taking individuals right through to Headship.

  • Achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 
  • Postgraduate Qualification in Teaching and Learning (min PGCertEd) 
  • Primary and Secondary Teacher Training 
  • Learn from real teachers in real classrooms 
  • Train in at least 2 schools 
  • Secure career with at least 12 weeks annual leave 

The yearlong school led initial teacher training programme (School Direct and School Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)) offers a positive and supportive network to encourage the development of trainees. South Birmingham SCITT is committed to providing continued assistance, guidance and encouragement to ensure every trainee is a success. With the added benefit of training in at least 2 schools, those enrolled on the programme will receive a bespoke package of work experience and theory-based training. By learning on-the-job, trainees gain unparalleled insight through observation of experienced and practised teachers. Trainees will also be taught by experts from the SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training - provider) and the partnership of schools that they are paired with. The South Birmingham SCITT offers a flexible learning programme that ensures candidates are able to tailor the training to their own individual needs, providing opportunities for trainees to maximise their personal preferences and potential. 

“There was a warmth about South Birmingham SCITT from day 1, and three weeks in, the partnership feels like home. The transition period to settling down has been incredibly smooth thanks in no small part to the staff who are welcoming, friendly and always willing to help.”

At South Birmingham SCITT we pride ourselves on our strong relationships with over 50 schools, including the collaboration with local Teaching Schools. We have an incredibly diverse workforce and learning environments. Whether you’re thinking of taking your career in a new direction, or looking to make the first steps towards your dream job, South Birmingham SCITT is there to provide you with the skills you need to achieve your future goals. 

The unique training scheme places candidates alongside experienced and practised teachers who are able to cultivate and support individual teaching styles, in order to ensure high quality learning and success for both prospective pupils and future teachers. South Birmingham SCITT guarantees trainees will be confident and competent by the end of the programme, and will always be NQT ready. 

“I feel as though I have been here for years and not weeks and if the first three weeks are any indication as to the combination of professionalism, support and competence at South Birmingham SCITT, then I would like nothing more than to stay in their Partnership!!”

Based in the area of Solihull, South Birmingham SCITT offers not only the tools you need to become a part of a rewarding and fulfilling profession, but an easily-accessible location for commuters to complete their training. The nature of the programme means that the training caters to everyone – from postgraduates and students wishing to travel later in life, to those looking for a career change. 

South Birmingham SCITT recognises the potential for teaching to transform lives and encourages trainees’ enthusiasm to achieve entrance into a rewarding, humbling profession. A career in teaching means that no two days are ever the same. Teaching requires creative ways of thinking, and offers practitioners the opportunity to continuously develop professionally. Although engaging 21st century learners might seem like a challenging prospect, embracing technology and modern pedagogy is a truly invigorating and inherently important task that you can become a part of.

Talk to us today and take your first steps towards the career of your dreams.

Ideal candidates should show determination, drive, passion, and a willingness to learn! Applications open late October.

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