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The SFE Primary SCITT operates a school based initial teacher training route.

This means that most of your time will be spent in one of our partnership schools, learning on the job with support from your SFE tutor and your school mentor. You will experience two alternative and contrasting school placements.

This is key to your training as you can see two different schools and how they operate. Although most of your week will be spent in the classroom with pupils, you will have spent one day per week at our centre, or in one of our partnership schools, developing your knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning. Training sessions are led by our skilled team, and focus on preparing you to become the best possible Primary teacher.

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We offer three routes into Primary teaching:

For more information on the Greenholm Primary options.

Whether you enrol direct with us or through our School Direct Partner, you will receive the same SFE SCITT course.


The SFE Primary SCITT course is delivered through our network of partner schools, or, if you select a School Direct route, with our School Direct Lead school (Greenholm Primary). Whether you enrol direct with us or through our School Direct Partner, you will receive the same SFE SCITT course. During your SFE Primary SCITT training you will be placed in at least two of our partner schools:

Greenholm Primary School Website

Wyndcliffe Primary School Website

Gunter Primary School Website

Firs Primary School Website

The partnership ensures that trainees are superbly prepared for their careers in teaching. Employing headteachers recognise the strong knowledge, understanding and skills that NQTs bring to their schools. They describe NQTs as being good ‘team players’ with a strong willingness to ask for and act upon advice.


Ready to start your new career in teaching? Get in touch today.

Ready to start your new career in teaching? Get in touch today.



In order to be considered for the SFE Primary SCITT, you would need

  • A degree (preferably a 2:2 and above although a third class degree will be considered in exceptional circumstances)
  • GCSE grade C or 4 in Maths, Science and English

If you have any questions about qualifications – please contact and we can offer support.

Personal Qualities:

We are looking for the next generation of outstanding teachers and future school leaders.

They will be passionate about children and education but also care about our schools and the communities they serve and the special ethos each of those schools have.

All offers of a place are conditional upon the candidate:

  • Having supplied (usually through their UCAS application) two satisfactory references, one of which must be the current or most recent employer. If you have yet to complete your degree at the time of application both references can come from the establishment you are studying with.
  • Identity check – you will be required to bring your passport to your interview.
  • Proof of qualifications – you will be required to bring your original GCSE and (where possible) Degree certificate to your interview. If you are unable to do this at interview you will need to bring the certificates in at a later date. If you have lost them you will need to get replacements from the awarding body.
  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK.
  • Passing an Enhanced Criminal Record Check and a check of the Children’s Barred list.
  • A satisfactory pre-employment health check carried out by our occupational health provider. Where adjustments are recommended by our occupational health provider, these will be considered in line with the Reasonable Adjustment Policy.

Ready to start your new career in teaching? Get in touch today.


The SFE SCITT is committed to providing quality first teacher training. We continually develop and review our programme of study to make it current and relevant, fully immersing you into life within your school. During your time in school, you will be guided by an experienced mentor and supported by your SFE SCITT tutor.

SCITT Curriculum:

For one day per week, you will join our other teacher trainees for ‘centre based training’ days – these will focus upon developing your knowledge of teaching and learning and subject knowledge, linking directly to your experiences in school.

All training is delivered by skilled and expert practitioners who will encourage reflection at every level. You will be required to complete regular school-based tasks and activities that link directly to the SCITT curriculum.


During the course of the year, you will spend the majority of time in your ‘home school’ but will also spend a minimum of 6 weeks at your ‘second-school’, usually another school in our partnership which contrasts with your home school in terms of size and demographics.

The second placement usually takes place in the early part of the Spring term.

Ready to start your new career in teaching? Get in touch today.

Ready to start your new career in teaching? Get in touch today.

Trainees’ evaluations of their training are exceptionally positive…..Trainees have very positive views about their training, the programme and the guidance provided by tutors and mentors. They readily act on feedback in order to improve their practice. Their professional attitudes and attributes underpin the strong gains they make against the teachers’ standards