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Congratulations to our 2017 cohort of trainee teachers who have now qualified as teachers after a successful year of training.


Leadership of the provision is a strength, particularly the leadership of the head of the SCITT Leaders have a clear moral purpose and an ambition to ensure that the provision best meets the needs of trainees. There is strong commitment, passion and skill to train the very best teachers and for them to be employed within the East Midlands.

There is very strong and effective engagement of schools within the partnership, which is evident in their key role in the recruitment of trainees and in their contribution to strategic planning and strong understanding of the partnership’s priorities.

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Application workshops provide application advice, feedback on your personal statement and hints and tips on your interview.

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From 13th March 2018 the UCAS Teacher Training application fee was reduced from £24 to £1.

This will apply to all applicants for all training programmes in the UCAS ITT scheme.

Refunds will be paid for those who have already paid the original fee.





On 14th February the DfE announced the following positive changes to the Numeracy and Literacy Professional Skills Tests, which form part of the Teacher Training entry criteria!

  • The removal of the lock-out period
  • No limit on the number of tests, and the first three tests are free of charge to all candidates

Further information is available on the DfE and Get into Teaching website;

Refunds will be issued for anyone who has already paid within the first three free attempts

Geography Teacher Training Scholarship Programme

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) are working with the Department for Education to run the Society’s scholarship programme for geographers starting their teacher training in September 2018.

These prestigious scholarships provide outstanding trainees with significant financial and professional support throughout their ITT year. This includes £28,000 tax-free funding and a wide range of additional benefits including: training events, access to materials and resources, Fellowship of the Society, membership of the Geographical Association, networking opportunities, and other support to complement teacher training.

Applications for our 2018-19 Programme are open and are being reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for all applications is 1 July 2018. F

RGS-IBG Scholarship Flyer 2018-19

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Tel: 0115 900 7230

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