north_tyneside_councilNorth Tyneside Council’s ‘Outstanding’ primary school teacher training service is holding an open day next Wednesday, with an invitation for anyone considering a career in primary teaching to come along and find out more.

The course welcomes trainees of all ages and is open to anyone with a 2:2 degree or above.  Trainees are provided with a free laptop to use during the course, as well as Wi-Fi access and office printing.  Guaranteed school placements are also on offer for trainees.

At the open day, members of the teaching team will be on hand and the training facilities will be on show.  The team are keen to encourage prospective trainees to come along and find out how the course can lead to a successful career in primary teaching.

The open day is on Wednesday 13 January, from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Langdale Centre, Langdale Gardens, Wallsend, NE28 0HG.  If you would like to attend, please contact the team on (0191) 643 8855, or via scitt@northtyneside.gov.uk, to confirm your place.

The course is a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme, where learners can secure Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, validated by Northumbria University.

Combining extensive classroom-based experience with expert guidance and support, it offers everything needed to succeed in teaching and was recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted last year.

Ofsted inspectors particularly noted the high levels of skills and abilities of SCITT trainees and newly qualified teachers when observed in their school settings, including managing pupils’ behaviour, planning for different ability groups and encouraging pupils to take a conscientious attitude to their learning.

The inspectors also spoke to current trainees and newly qualified teachers about their experiences and all had high praise for the course, which was also rated ‘outstanding’ by 100 per cent of trainees in both 2014 and 2015. 

For more information on, call (0191) 643 8855, email scitt@northtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.ntscitt.org.uk.