Our course structure

The North East SCITT (formerly Shotton Hall SCITT) teacher training programme is a one-year, full-time course that runs from September to July.


From day one, and throughout the course, you will have access to a personal SCITT tutor, offering pastoral and job application support.

September -


Core training. This involves safeguarding training, lesson observations, planning, behaviour and research-based training. As a Research School, all of our training is underpinned by the latest research evidence.


Mini placements which will include: Primary, faith, Key Stage 2/3 transition, Key Stage 5 enhancement, behaviour management, English as an additional language (EAL), phonics, working with looked after children, Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS), independent schools, working as part of a pastoral team, behaviour, literacy and numeracy support, STEM, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), visual and hearing impairment unit.


Masters level training at Durham University. 


Placement preparation time.


Subject enhancement and delivery days throughout the year, led by outstanding, current classroom practitioners.


Six week teaching placement within our North East teaching school alliance with ongoing personalised support from your subject mentor and SCITT tutor.


Further intensive core training which involves literacy and numeracy intervention work, joint planning, lesson observations, embedding research into practice, job application training and more.​

Teaching and learning conference at Durham University.


Further core training.


Additional mini placements.

Placement preparation time.

February -


Placement preparation time.


Eleven week teaching placement within our north east teaching school alliance with ongoing personalised support. Regular meetings with subject mentor and target setting individualised for development.


Personalised mini placement of your choice. 


Final Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) assessment.


Post SCITT support as an NQT & ongoing CPD development!

The hands-on school
is invaluable.