“Exceptional completion and employment rates” (Ofsted 2013)
We pride ourselves in our impressive employment rates. In the last six years 100 per cent of our secondary trainees have found employment in schools within six months of graduating and over half of the 2012/13 cohort are now in promoted posts. Over one hundred ex-trainees are currently employed in partnership schools and many more in local schools. More recently, a growing number of trainees have secured employment out of the area. Since the introduction of our new primary course in 2016, 94% of trainees have secured employment in schools within six months of graduating and many of the first cohort now lead physical education in their schools.
Prior to applying for jobs, trainees attend a First Appointments Conference and mock interview days. They also receive support with applications and can request a personal mock interview. Feedback from head teachers about the quality of our trainees in interview is very complimentary.
In February each year all schools in the region receive a recruitment brochure providing a one-page profile on each of our trainees. Schools are invited to recruit directly through the North East Partnership SCITT if they choose.