SCITTELS stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training In East London Schools. We are a consortium of schools within East London who work in close partnership to provide outstanding initial teacher training, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The consortium has a strong commitment to Equal Opportunities and takes its responsibility to promote this with the utmost importance. Inclusion is a key feature and strength of our programmes and we are committed to training teachers who will value and build on the linguistic, religious and cultural diversity that children in East London communities bring to school and who in turn, will prepare all children for life in a diverse society.
We are incredibly proud that we have been twice graded as Outstanding by OFSTED who described SCITTELS as providing ‘the best possible training’.
Working with a consortium of over 30 schools in Newham and surrounding boroughs, we specialise in school-based primary teacher training.
We offer high levels of individualised support to trainees and partnership schools, providing a wealth of opportunities for training and employment in different settings.
Trainees receive excellent inclusion training which promotes high levels of expertise and confidence in working with pupils from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities.
We have twice been graded as Outstanding by OFSTED, who described us as providing “the best possible training’
For all of our training programmes you should apply in the academic year before you wish to train. You should apply as early as possible through DfE Apply (postgraduate) and UCAS (undergrad), as places are highly sought after.
As a small provider, we are able to offer a personalised approach and are always happy to help. If you have questions before you apply or start the course, please phone or email and ask to speak to David Nott, who will usually get back to you within 24 hours (maximum 48 hours). Once you begin training with us you will be assigned a Professional Tutor to support you with both the academic and practical sides of the course.