About this course
Most of the training is delivered by outstanding practitioners based in schools. You will be assigned to one of the schools in our partnership for most of your training (your ‘home’ school) and you will have a second school placement, typically six weeks, which will give your opportunities to extend your practice in a different setting. We prepare our trainees to teach the 0-5 age range. All our partnership schools have comprehensive intakes and you will be working with young people of all abilities.
Staff from the University of Reading will prepare you for the two academic assignments, the successful completion of which is required for the award of a PGCE and you will have access to the University Library for your academic research. Each Friday will be dedicated to training in one of our partnership schools. On those days, there will be opportunities for discussion, both formal and informal with practitioners and with your peers. You will benefit from being part of a highly supportive, professional network.
You will be assigned two members of staff in your ‘home’ and second placement schools, one from your subject area and one who has responsibility for all the trainees in that school. From the beginning you will be treated like a member of staff and you will attend staff meetings and professional development days.
For 2022/23 our tuition fees will be £7,000.
Successful applicants with The Hampshire SCITT Partnership will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at their own expense. Further information regarding this process will be provided to successful applicants.
Candidates invited to interview will typically participate in the following process:
- An interview with a panel typically comprised of the Director of The Hampshire SCITT Partnership and an early years specialist
- A to assess the candidate’s understanding of the school curriculum
- A planning task
Throughout this process, the emphasis is placed on generating a pleasant, informal and welcoming atmosphere in which candidates are able to gain as much information about the programme as they require in order to accept a place if it is offered subsequently.
Applicants will be sent interview details in advance so they have plenty of time for preparation. Decisions about the offer of places are made very soon after the interviews and the outcomes communicated through the Apply system. Unsuccessful candidates are offered feedback on their performance.
How school placements work
We prepare our trainees to teach the 0-5 age range. Trainees start the programme in their “home” school, then have a placement in a second school in the first half of the Spring Term before returning to their “home school” until the programme finishes at the end of June.
All safer recruitment procedures are followed by The Hampshire SCITT Partnership. All the schools in our partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and they expect all staff and trainees to share responsibility for this.