Officially rated as 'Outstanding in all areas' in our 2015 Ofsted inspection

Welcome to the North Tyneside School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Programme.

Thinking about becoming a primary school teacher?

With North Tyneside Council’s primary teacher training course you can gain Qualified Teacher Status and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, accredited by Northumbria University.

Our course is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and 100 per cent of our trainees in both 2015 and 2014 also rated it as being Outstanding.

We combine high quality, extensive classroom based experience, with expert guidance and support. Our course will equip you with the necessary subject knowledge and practical skills to be able to teach anywhere.

We’ll also provide you with

•    A free laptop
•    Free Wi-Fi access
•    Free office printing

Check out further details about what we can offer on the website or come and visit us on one of our open days to see what makes us so special.  

We’d love to meet you and talk through how our course can get you on the road to a successful career in primary teaching.  Members of our training team will be on hand and you can have a look at the facilities we provide.

Our next open day session is yet to be confirmed however keep checking our website for further updates.

 Why Choose North Tyneside SCITT?

  • All students in 2014 and 2015 judged the programme as being outstanding.
  • Rated outstanding by Ofsted.
  • More than 90 percent of North Tyneside SCITT trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status each year.
  • On average over the last three years 85% of trainees have exited the course with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (60 credits at Masters Level).
  • Over 30 partnership schools, all highly committed to your training.
  • Guaranteed placements in contrasting schools within the partnership.
  • Year on year the overwhelming majority of trainees gain employment by December following completion of their initial teacher training year - with a high number of these trainees going straight into jobs in local schools.
  • Ideal for trainees who are looking for a more school based route.
  • Substantial opportunities to gain high quality experience in primary expertise and practice.
  • Expert support from locally and nationally recognised primary and education specialists.
  • Small cohort group and bespoke support.
  • Based in a professional and well-resourced training environment.