The North East Partnership SCITT is the accredited provider for a small number of primary with a physical education specialism school direct places. John Spence Community High School is the Lead School and works with Northumbria University and sixteen local schools to offer this innovative course which lasts for forty weeks from September to June. In addition, there is a compulsory two week summer school at the end of August and trainees will support end of year activities in their placement schools during the month of July.
Trainees will be trained to teach physical education alongside the core subjects of mathematics, English and science plus ICT across Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. On completion of the course they will be qualified primary teachers with a physical education specialism. They will be able to lead high quality physical education and sport provision within primary schools, support other primary teachers to develop their skills in delivering physical education and sport and lead regional sports initiatives to improve primary physical education and sport. They will also complete a PGCE qualification awarded by Northumbria University and have the opportunity to gain 60 Masters level credits.
Trainees spend the majority of the year in their Host School and have a contrasting placement in a Partner School. They visit two other schools to gain experience of working with children who have SEND and EAL plus visit an early years setting and a secondary school. Many of the partnership school are involved in the delivery of the core programme.
For 2019/20 we will offer 12 primary with a physical education specialism places.
- North East Partnership SCITT – Primary (with PE) with John Spence Community High School)– UCAS code – 25W 2Q9L