Train to be a Primary School Teacher with Somerset SCITT

Train to be a Primary School Teacher with Somerset SCITT

Somerset SCITT
  • Full Time
  • Salary: None During Training
  • Closing date: Friday July 19th, 2024 11:59pm
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Job title: Train to be a Primary School Teacher with Somerset SCITT

Salary: none during training

hours/contract: full time trainee teacher

location: Taught sessions at Broughton House, Taunton, TA1 2PR; Placement within partnership schools across Somerset and the Southwest

A summary of the role:

The PGCE will prepare you for teaching in either Primary (5-11 years), Primary with Early Years Specialism (3-7 years) or Primary with SEND Specialism (5-11 years).

The programme runs in line with the school terms in Somerset. It combines classroom experience with taught sessions. You will have three school experience placements during the training year, organised by Somerset SCITT.

There will be a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including lectures, workshops, peer group activities, seminars, directed reading, independent research, directed study, presentations, tutorials, fieldwork and use of both formative and summative assessment which draw upon evidence, reflection, analysis and evaluations.

Teaching and learning strategies will:

  • enable trainees to aspire to be autonomous learners
  • provide a programme which embraces key/transferrable skills
  • disseminate good practice in learning and teaching
  • support trainees of varying experiences, needs and monitor the quality of their experience

Trainees will be expected to develop critical and evaluative understanding of the processes and practice of effective learning through demonstration of knowledge, skills and understanding related to high quality and effective practice. Trainees will develop a clear framework for their own professional values and demonstrate a critical and reflective attitude towards their practice, showing an articulation of the interdependent relationship of practice and theory.

All trainees will be required to complete a PGCE alongside their training; this is awarded by the University of Worcester.

closing date: Friday 19th July 2024

how to apply:

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institute or equivalent from NARIC
  • GCSE Maths, English Language and Science at Grade C/4 or above

We accept applications from candidates who are currently studying for any of the above qualifications.

Applications can be made through the DfE Apply for Teacher Training service.

Apply through the DFE

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Applications open in mid October and may be made at any time throughout the year up until 19th July 2024

Upon receipt of applications, Somerset SCITT will consider each candidate against the entry requirements, and those shortlisted will be invited to interview.

Interviews will take place at a Partnership School in the Taunton area and will normally include presentation, pupil panel and formal panel interview.

Any offers made would be conditional on candidates meeting the entry requirements, which must be gained and proof of evidence provided by 31st August.

  • An enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with young people
  • Fitness to teach declaration
  • A reference demonstrating you are suitable to work with Children and Vulnerable adults
  • Somerset SCITT don’t require applicants to have prior experience in a school. However, where applicants have been able to gain experience, reports/references from these schools would be helpful.

Further information is available via our website: or call the team on 0300 123 1967 or email: