“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.


Please click on to the Primary or Secondary tabs below to view the current trainees’ individual profiles.

Feedback about our NQTs is equally positive:


Emma has been an excellent addition to our department.  She is extremely organised, has exceptional attention to detail and is regarded as one of the strongest NQTs in school.

“Katie has made excellent  progress, she is already a very good teacher and has clearly demonstrated that she meets all of the Teacher’s Standards. She is an outstanding NQT.”  


“Adam’s strengths are his planning and preparation; the quality of his lessons has always been good and he prepares in detail for this. Adam is creative and this enables his lessons to be fun and challenging.”


“One of David’s main strengths is his understanding of where pupils are and what they need to do to continue to make progress.”


I would highly recommend the North East Partnership SCITT to anyone wanting to pursue a career in teaching. The course allows for a true school experience while equipping you with a variety of masterclasses in teaching and learning. The support received from the SCITT team is outstanding and guaranteed to help you secure a teaching post.

Leeann Irving

My experience of the North East Partnership SCITT has enabled me to become the confident teacher I am today. The support you receive from your tutors helps to develop your planning, content and structure of lessons and how to effectively manage your class. This gives you the belief in your ability as teacher when you start your first teaching post.

Liam Blythe

I had a fantastic experience on both teaching placements, with really supportive staff. I had the opportunity to teach in very contrasting schools and across the full curriculum, including examination PE at Key Stage 4 and 5. The course gave me an excellent start for a career in teaching and has allowed me to progress into promotional opportunities

Ian Middleton

Having been a trainee and then a school based tutor on the course, it is my belief that NEP SCITT is the best teacher training provider around. The course consists of high quality training which focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of being a physical education teacher, delivered by the best practitioners and schools in the area. Trainees are then able to develop their practice in a variety of school placements, with a strong support network of physical education teachers on hand to offer guidance and support.

Aaron White

It was a genuine privilege to train through the North East Partnership SCITT. The mix of theory and hands on teaching allowed me to develop into a reflective practitioner. An absolutely fantastic course ran by dedicated professionals.

Andrew Archibald

NEP SCITT equipped me with the necessary qualities and skills to become a successful teacher. Courses and CPD events allowed me to develop a greater understanding of monitoring and measuring progress of different ability students.

Jade Murray

After completing my PGCE and entering my first teaching job I realised the SCITT programme had set me up fantastically well. Halfway through the course I sat my first interview and got my first job. This wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent support or amazing network of people who are involved in the programme. Couldn’t recommend it enough!

Louis Lawson