English teacher training

The job satisfaction of teaching English is hard to beat. Good English teachers develop children into creative thinkers which helps to shape their future-selves. As an English trainee, you’ll put your passion for English to good use by inspiring pupils of all abilities to achieve the best attainable levels of literacy. 

"I love teaching English because I get to introduce my students to books, poems and plays that I love and appreciate."

Benefits

You may be eligible for funding to help support your teacher training year

At North East SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by, globally renowned, Durham University

Our lead school, The Academy at Shotton Hall, is one of only 23 Research Schools in the UK

Complete your initial teacher training year with North East SCITT in just 10 months

We are in partnership with over 90 education providers across the North East

Secondary teacher training courses

(11-16 with KS2 enhancement and post-16 enhancement):

 

To attain qualified teacher status, trainees will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards in the age phases of their course. They must teach and demonstrate that they achieve the Teachers’ Standards in the specific and consecutive age ranges.

Brush up on your subject knowledge

You may be eligible for a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme before you start your teacher training year. The programmes are available to enhance or refresh subject knowledge. Find out more information here.

Lisa Keech

Career changer

I felt confident that the training would be top quality, and I would be really well supported.”

Read all about Lisa's journey into teaching here

WHAT OUR TRAINEES SAY ABOUT US

"Fantastic all round training. What has really stood out for me is how supportive the whole SCITT team have been throughout the year. The highlight was my second placement which was excellent and the perfect fit!"