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To apply to the North East Partnership SCITT applicants must use the DfE apply system. Applications can be submitted from the 12th October 2021, for a September entry for the academic year 2022. As demand for places is very high interested applicants are advised to apply early. Applicants will be able to use the DfE search tool ‘Find Postgraduate Teacher Training’ to search for courses prior to applying through DfE Apply. Click on the following link to apply: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/how-to-apply-for-teacher-training

 

For the 2022/23 academic year we hope to recruit twenty eight secondary physical education SCITT trainees and fourteen primary with a PE specialism School Direct trainees.

  • North East Partnership SCITT (Physical Education) – DfE code – N55 2LFK
  • North East Partnership SCITT Primary with a PE Specialism (School  Direct) John Spence Community High School –  DfE code  –  25W 2Q9L

 

The DfE system will automatically forward applications to the programme team who will send an email acknowledging receipt. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview day at one of the partnership schools; these days will consist of a group task, a literacy and data task, a teaching episode and a formal interview. The interview panel will comprise representatives from the partnership schools. You will be notified through the DfE system of the outcome of your interview. Our intentions are to deliver our interview days face to face, within the covid-19 guidelines. We will however, provide a virtual interview should the government guidance change.

 

We are looking for individuals who are well qualified with relevant and up-to-date experience and who have interests and talents that would enhance children’s learning experiences.  You should be enthusiastic, hardworking, resilient, happy to ‘think outside the box’ and have well developed organisation and communication skills.  You will need to be able to use your initiative, manage workload and work co-operatively and effectively with others.  You must be passionate about a career in teaching and enjoy working with young people, building warm relationships that promote learning.

Applicants should possess the following:

 

General Information

Entrants must be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. This will be assessed through the application form initially and then during a variety of tasks at interview. Entrants must have competence in ICT.

 

Degree

Entrants must hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances we will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree.

 

GCSE

All entrants must have attained a minimum grade C (Level 4 or above) in GCSE English and Maths and Science or relevant equivalencies.

 

Sporting background

A broad and balanced physical education, sport or dance background, particularly in activities associated with the national curriculum for physical education.

The ability to swim a minimum of 200 metres continuously using two different strokes.

 

School Experience

School experience in a primary school is not essential but desirable.

 

Fit to Study

Have met the government’s requirement in terms of health and physical capacity to train to teach, and have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

 

Personal Attributes

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with excellent communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding, so successful applicants need to be confident and passionate about teaching and able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community.

 

Personal, Intellectual and Presentation Qualities

  • A desire to make good first impressions on a range of professionals.
  • Work on own initiative and manage workload.
  • A commitment to your own personal development.
  • A positive attitude to working co-operatively and effectively with others (including with people from a diverse society).
  • Build warm relationships with children that promote learning.
  • A positive and optimistic perception of pupil’s potential.
  • Ability to reflect and evaluate on own teaching practice and to listen and act upon advice.
  • Willingness to seek employment within or outside of the North East.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rigour required to study at Masters Level.

International Applicants

If your qualifications are from overseas then you will need to apply for a NARIC certificate of comparability (not a Statement of Comparability) for all relevant qualifications obtained to accompany the original certificates you have.

Applicants should possess the following:

 

General Information

Entrants must be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. This will be assessed through the application form initially and then during a variety of tasks at interview. Entrants must have competence in ICT

 

Degree

Entrants must hold a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent with a substantial sport or physical education content. In exceptional circumstances we will consider applicants with a 2:2 degree.

 

GCSE

All entrants must have attained a minimum grade C in GCSE English and Maths (Level 4 or above) or relevant equivalencies. Plus educational experience in science, for example by possessing GCSE Science C (Level 4) or above, A’ Level Physical Education or BTEC National in Sport.

 

Sporting background

A broad and balanced physical education, sport or dance background, particularly in activities associated with the national curriculum for physical education.

The ability to swim a minimum of 200 metres continuously using two different strokes.

 

School Experience

School experience in a secondary school physical education department is not essential but desirable.

 

Fitness to Study

Have met the government’s requirement in terms of health and physical capacity to train to teach, and have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.

 

Personal Attributes

We are looking for enthusiastic applicants with excellent communication skills, the determination to succeed, a commitment to working hard and the ability to work with others. Training to teach is both challenging and rewarding, so successful applicants need to be confident and passionate about teaching and able to contribute to the wider school ethos and community.

 

Personal, Intellectual and Presentation Qualities

  • A desire to make good first impressions on a range of professionals.
  • Work on own initiative and manage workload.
  • A commitment to your own personal development.
  • A positive attitude to working co-operatively and effectively with others (including with people from a diverse society).
  • Build warm relationships with children that promote learning.
  • A positive and optimistic perception of pupil’s potential.
  • Ability to reflect and evaluate on own teaching practice and to listen and act upon advice.
  • Willingness to seek employment outside of the North East.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rigour required to study at Masters Level.

International Applicants

If your qualifications are from overseas then you will need to apply for a NARIC certificate of comparability (not a Statement of Comparability) for all relevant qualifications obtained to accompany the original certificates you have.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 will be £9,250. Trainees can choose to pay these as a one-off payment or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information on tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and grants, please visit: Gov.UK and Student Loans Company. Information about bursaries can be found on the Department for Education website.

 

All trainees will be provided with an iPad and keyboard for the duration of the year. In addition, we provide opportunities for trainees to gain a wide range of additional teaching’ qualifications and national governing body awards at no extra charge, for example: mental health, first aid, trampolining, handball, dodgeball, frisbee, tennis, cricket, football and netball. We are also able to recommend trainees for paid work at holiday camps in the north east during the Easter and summer holiday periods.

WORDS FROM OUR TRAINEES

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