Our Vision for Excellence

Our aim is to create teachers who embody excellence in primary education. We believe that each child is unique, and that education should allow them to develop to their full potential.

Each trainee will be offered the highest quality training and experiences so they can ably support every child’s right to the best possible education.

Trainees will grow in their understanding of how children think and learn and develop as reflective practitioners. By the end of the course, they will be able to take up their first teaching post with confidence.

Our partnership brings together expertise in the field of Initial Teacher Education, excellent practice, plus commitment to professional development from diverse schools across North Tyneside.

We also offer the opportunity for an enriched training experience through the involvement of North Tyneside Council’s Early Years and School Improvement Service.

Reasons to choose our outstanding early years and primary teacher training:

  • Continues to be rated Outstanding by Ofsted 2023
  • 100% of 2023 trainees were satisfied with the overall design, structure and content of our curriculum and taught programme
  • 100% of 2023 trainees were satisfied with the support and guidance received from centre-based and school-base staff
  • 100% of 2023 trainees were satisfied with the knowledge, subject expertise and teaching ability of lecturers
  • 100% of 2023 trainees were satisfied that the course was bespoke to your needs and personal requirements
  • On average, 90% of trainees gain 60 credits at Masters level
  • 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

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"The course, the tutors and lecturers are all fantastic and the high level of support given throughout the year has made it one of the best (and most challenging) years of my life!"

Laura Bell, aged 23, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of changing careers and looking for a training programme that will see them as a person, not just another trainee."

Martin Murphy, aged 35, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"The programme is extremely well designed and delivered in order to provide trainee teachers with everything needed to be outstanding teachers; it is simply brilliant."
 Chloe Webley, aged 25, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"Fantastic course, brilliant leadership and support!"

Sarah Moore, aged 24, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"The course is well paced, well serviced and run very astutely to ensure trainees are supported but challenged all the time."

John Hayton, aged 43, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"The course truly cares about your individual journey and you are provided with a team of outstanding course leaders, lecturers and mentors who will ensure you achieve the best you possibly can. During the past year I have learnt more than I could have imagined, made friends for life and secured a full time teaching post for September. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to become a teacher."

Marie Mander, aged 24, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.

"I have loved my time on the SCITT! The training and support has been amazing and I am prepared to start my NQT year. I would 100% recommend the course to others looking to train."

Andrew Stewart, aged 25, North Tyneside SCITT graduate.