primary School Centred Initial Teacher training

Services For Education is an accredited provider of initial teacher training (ITT) working with a partnership of primary schools across the West Midlands to offer on-the-job teacher training leading to qualified teacher status (QTS).

Fees are set at £6000 for the 12 month course where you will be trained and mentored by programme tutors and The programme was judged as ‘Good’ in our 2018 inspection by Ofsted, with inspection commenting ‘The partnership ensures that trainees are superbly prepared for their careers in teaching’ colleagues in your two placement schools.

 

“Knowledge of trainees and their personal and professional needs is excellent.”
External Moderation Report (10.12.18)

Our main centralised training takes place at Greenholm Primary School and our placement partner schools are:

All trainees will attend one or two days school based training each week for most of the year at Greenholm Primary School.

This is the core training programme upon which the trainees’ school will build and personalise the development plan. The rest of the time will be spent in placement schools.

All trainees will be based in two of the above schools during the year, and will be allocated a programme tutor and a school based mentor who will lead on the trainees’ development programme and support.

“Partnership schools provide good-quality learning experiences and high-quality mentoring for trainees to develop their professional abilities. A good range of schools, serving different neighbourhoods, make up the partnership.” Ofsted

For the 2019/2020 academic year, Services For Education will be offering SCITT through the fee-paying School Direct mechanism.

We are looking to provide up to 20 full-time primary places with the course running from September 2019 to July 2020.

Successful trainees will be awarded QTS in August 2020.

For the fee-paying School Direct mechanism, the fees for 2018/19 have been set at £6,000. Find out about course fee funding through student loans here.

As a charitable business, Services For Education does not receive public funding, and as such our trainees can apply for a maximum student loan of £6,000. This means we can only charge a maximum course fee of £6,000.

Successful trainees will gain Qualified Teacher Status which is required in England and Wales to work as a teacher of children in state schools under local authority control, and in special education schools.

“All stakeholders are committed to ensuring the best for trainees and children.”
External Moderation Report

Our fee-paying SCITT course price is capped at £6,000 which is £3,250 less than most other providers.

  • An Experienced Team. We are home to the team that delivered training on behalf of the Birmingham Local Authority for ten years and are now accredited to award QTS as a separate entity.
  • Great Quality Teaching. 81% of our students said they were very satisfied with our course last year (the other 19% were satisfied) and in 2018, Ofsted assessed and graded our programmes as good.
  • Personal Support. Our continually trained tutors and mentoring staff will always be on hand to offer support and ensure trainees’ wellbeing.

An Opportunity to Earn While You Learn. Our salaried course is perfect for exceptional candidates who are truly passionate about teaching.

But there are only 20 spaces available so apply soon to secure your place.

“SFE leaders and partnership schools share an ambition for excellence and demonstrate high levels of commitment and dedication to ensuring that trainees are thoroughly prepared for their careers in teaching.” Ofsted

The open day is a chance for any potential candidates to meet us and see first-hand what we are able to offer and how we go about it. You will be able to establish a firm understanding of what a training year entails and have any questions you may have answered by the experts in the room.

Venue: The Studio, 7 Cannon St, Birmingham B2 5EP
Date: Saturday 4th May 2019
Time: 11am – 2pm

The open day is for anyone who would like to train to become a primary teacher or hope to become one in the future depending on completing any future qualifications.

We have a wide range of people take up places on our primary course, graduates, career changers, and people returning to employment.  People who may have worked in schools in different capacities and now wish to realise an ambition of becoming a qualified teacher.

Please book your place if you wish to come.

Ofsted Initial Teacher Education Inspection Report

Stage 1: 15th May 2018
Stage 2: 25th November 2018

The partnership ensures that trainees are superbly prepared for their careers in teaching.

Leaders have a strong focus on sustaining and improving the quality of training across the partnership. They are hard-working, dedicated and committed to the continual pursuit of high-quality outcomes for trainees.

Trainees have very positive views about their training, the programme and the guidance provided by tutors and mentors.

Partnership schools provide good-quality learning experiences and high-quality mentoring for trainees to develop their professional abilities. A good range of schools, serving different neighbourhoods, make up the partnership.

SFE leaders and partnership schools share an ambition for excellence and demonstrate high levels of commitment and dedication to ensuring that trainees are thoroughly prepared for their careers in teaching. Leaders have a clear vision for the future and are relentless in their pursuit of the highest quality of training.

You can read the full report here.

For more information about our SCITT Programmes, visit the GOV.UK website here.

You can apply via UCAS here

All shortlisted applicants will take part in a two stage selection process comprising centre based panel interviews and presentations, and a classroom observation in one of the partnership schools.
This is a post-graduate course so all applicants must have a UK degree at level 2.2 or above or equivalent (see UK Naric for comparison of non-UK degrees).
In addition all trainees must have passed GCSE maths, English, and science at grade C or above, and their numeracy and literacy skills tests before starting the course.
If you’d like some tips on how to write a great application, check out our blog post: 8 Teacher Training Application Tips

“Trainees have excellent professional relationships with their mentors”
External Moderation Report

If you would like to discuss our Initial Teacher Training Courses with us, then please email us at hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk or call us on 0121 366 9950.

You can also get support and advice from the Department for Education on getting into teaching at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

Or you can find out how to write a brilliant application in our recent blog post: 8 Teacher Training Application Tips

If you’d like to have a chat about our SCITT course or get a little bit of advice on how best to apply, you can request a call-back with our SCITT Programme Leader, Niall. 

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Or feel free to email us instead at hello@servicesforeducation.co.uk