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Why Choose North Wiltshire SCITT


North Wiltshire SCITT is a highly respected and well-established partnership of schools based in and around the Wiltshire area and offers practical training in a variety of schools, with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course.  

We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching is in schools and the close links within the partnership provide trainees with a broad spectrum of experiences. Trainees meet centrally for Professional studies training sessions, this enables them to share good practice and discuss their experiences in the different schools. Formal academic lectures and training sessions are delivered by serving teachers and experts in various fields.

We consider ourselves to be inclusive to trainee needs, and have trainees with varying physical disabilities, mental health and additional learning needs.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can help you to fulfil your dream of becoming a teacher.

Your Training

You will be based at one of our partner schools for the majority of your training year, with a second school placement for around ten weeks.

North Wiltshire SCITT works with over 40 schools within Wiltshire, Swindon and the surrounding areas. 

You training year will comprise of at least 120 days working in one of these partnership schools. 

You will be assigned a "host" placement school with a dedicated school mentor. The host school of your course, starting on the first day of the Autumn term in September.  Later in the year, you will also be assigned a shorter "complementary" placement, which will offer them an alternative experience in a differing key stage.

Where possible, you will also experience time in a specialist provision school and an alternative phase school (e.g. a primary trainee will spend a day in a secondary school.)

In addition to an in-school teaching experience, you will also benefit from face-to-face central training and subject specific training sessions, held either at NWSCITT's training centre in Royal Wootton Bassett, one of our local partnership schools or virtually.

PGCE with Bath Spa University

NWSCITT Trainees will be registered as students with Bath Spa University and will have access to their online Library and their VLE site (Minerva). 

However, PGCE assignment launches and tutorials will be held at North Wiltshire SCITT in Royal Wootton Bassett, one of our local partnership schools or virtually.   You will not have to travel to Bath Spa University, unless you wish to make use of their resources.

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) plus a Level 7 Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

At the end of the course, successful trainees will be recommended for their QTS certification to the Department of Education (DfE) by NWSCITT and their Level 7 PGCE with 60 masters credits awarded by Bath Spa University.

Proud Accreditors

NWSCITT are also the proud accreditors of the following associate ITT programmes  and work closely with them to ensure the highest standards across all programmes:

Pickwick Learning Primary (5-11 years)

Blue Kite Academy Trust (3-7 years and 5-11 years)

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