Three highly qualified centre-based tutors – all with previous school leadership experience – are responsible for delivering the majority of the taught course.
Tutors get to know trainees very well and offer high quality, consistent personalised support throughout the year.
“I didn’t want to spend weeks ‘stuck’ in a lecture theatre with 100+ other graduates. Instead, with SCITT, we’re in with the children from day one.”
“It really develops you not only as a teacher but as an individual. This has been the best year of my life and I am now able to do things I never imagined I would be able to.”
During teaching placements each trainee works alongside their mentor – the class teacher. All mentors receive bespoke high quality training in mentoring based on the National Standards for School-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Mentors (2016).
Our dedicated mentors – some of whom were previous South Coast SCITT trainees – act in a ‘critical friend’ capacity and are responsible for supporting trainees’ progress towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
“The quality of placement-based mentoring is consistently high.” (Ofsted, 2017)