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Bluecoat Academies Trust

welcome to teacher training with Bluecoat scitt alliance
we are a "good" (OFSTED 2017)  provider of teacher training, we are committed to training OUTSTANDING teachers to work within the East Midlands region
"a teacher presents the past, reveals the present & creates the future"
School Direct is a training route which enables us to recruit trainees with the expectation that these teachers will go on to work in one of the Academies within the Trust or partner schools within the Alliance

For the last two years 100% of our trainees gained QTS

Whether finishing University, or looking to change your career, we are calling for future teachers to train on our School Direct programme

WE OFFER  QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) & PGCE (worth 60 Master Credits)

We prepare you for life as a teacher offering you all the opportunities, training, & support you need to develop a successful career



 We are members of NASBTT
We are accredited by the National College for Teaching & Leadership

Bluecoat Academies Trust is thrilled with the accreditation by the National College for Teaching & Learning of Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham, offering initial teacher training through the School Direct Programme

Whether finishing University, or looking to change your career, we are calling for applications to our teacher training programme

The School Direct programme allows top graduates, or those who have been working in a career, to combine teacher training with learning on the job

All Applications are made via UCAS Teacher Training Apply
All teacher training applications are made via UCAS

        Our PGCE is delivered by Sheffield Hallam University           

We are committed to delivering high quality initial teacher training built on the long history and experience of ITT provision at Bluecoat Academy.  Our experience means you will benefit from best practice. Our Commitment to you extends beyond your training year, we endeavour to prepare you for a life-long, successful and gratifying career in teaching.

You will be trained in a supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for purposeful and challenging teaching and learning, and for your career in teaching. 

The passion to commit to teaching!

Determination, enthusiasm!

Be caring, inspiring, and motivating!

A real interest for the subject that you want to share!

Bluecoat SCITT Alliance

Aspley Lane

Tel: 0115 929 7445 extension 3103
Fax: 0115 942 6257

Teacher Training Programme

Why school based training? Why school direct?  Where best to start but at the beginning  in school and in the classroom with real teachers, where you can benefit from their expertise, experience and support from the start of the academic year. !  The school direct programme means you start in school on day 1 (but not teaching!), you are a member of the school staff and part of day to day life, and it's important to experience the start of an academic year and new term with everyone else.  It doesn't compare to coming in during the spring term on a placement block! 
You are fully supported, and you build your timetable up as the first term progresses, getting to know your classes and building relationships with the staff and students.

Bluecoat Academy is registered with the School Experience Programme (SEP) and offers up to TEN days’ school experience.

Spending time in a classroom is the ideal way to strengthen your application for teacher training. School experience gives you the chance to see for yourself what it's really like to be a teacher.

What can you expect?

We provide you with a comprehensive timetable of lessons to observe, as well as time in a tutor group.

Throughout your placement, you'll have the opportunity to observe teaching and to talk to teachers about day-to-day life in a school. You will get the chance to see a range of different lessons and age groups being taught. We provide you with a reflections booklet to give you a chance to reflect and record what you have seen and use this in support of your ITT application, personal statement and during the interview process.

A member of staff will also meet with you and discuss the routes into teaching, and offer help and guidance on how to apply, and what to expect.

How to sign up for a placement on the SEP

If you haven't already, you'll need to register with the Teaching Line before you can participate 0800 389 2500 or contact "GetintoTeaching"

We very much look forward to welcoming you to Bluecoat Academy

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) programmes help you gain the depth of knowledge you need to teach your chosen subject particularly if your degree was not in your chosen teaching subject so don’t be put off applying for initial teacher training!

We consider offering SKE to applicants who have the potential to become a teacher and we would like to offer a teacher training place to, but feel they would benefit from subject knowledge enhancement to improve their subject knowledge before they start training.

Programmes are available in these secondary-phase subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Physics
  • Design & Technology

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We can offer you all the opportunities, training, support and rewards you need to develop and build a stimulating and successful career as a teacher.

  • Bluecoat SCITT Alliance

    Aspley Lane
    NG8 5GY

    Tel: 0115 929 7445 Fax: 0115 942 6257
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  • Bluecoat Academy Primary

    Harvey Road



    NG8 3GP

    Tel: 0115 900 7200 Fax:
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