23rd March 2020 – DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SELF ISOLATION AT THIS TIME – OUR SCHOOLS AND OFFICE ARE NOT OPEN – Taster Weeks have been postponed but we will be developing an online forum to engage with those that had booked to attend. Keep an eye on your emails for further details.
Attending a Taster Week is perfect opportunity to find out everything there is to know about teacher training, how to make the most of your placement visits, and a fulfilling career in teaching
Don’t miss your opportunity.
What participants have said about their attendance at Taster Weeks
“I found the week extremely helpful and inspirational, you really do put a lot of thought into helping aspiring teachers and I’ve been excited to begin my teaching journey ever since!
“The whole week was very useful, school placement gives the best preparation/experience of the school environment, everyone was very helpful”
It was an insightful experience, learning and sharing from everyone’s experience of the week”
This week has provided me with everything I needed. I’m so pleased I did it, I am now certain this is what I want to do” Primary participant – applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and currently training
“Staff and students all week were lovely, very knowledgeable, and informative, I had a great week’s experience!” Biology participant – applied and been offered a place with Bluecoat SCITT and currently training
Summary of what a Taster Week looks like
|Monday Bluecoat SCITT Training Centre||Tuesday - ThursdayPlacement School||Friday Bluecoat SCITT Training Centre|
|9.30 am - 12.00 noon||8.15 am – 3.30 pm (Dependent on individual school timetables)||9.00 am - 2.00 pm|
|Refreshments available on arrival||School Experience Day at Placement School||Refreshments on arrival|
|School Experience/how to make the most of the week||Introduction to Teacher Training|
|Issue of placement timetable||Supporting your ITT application/QA|
|BOOKING REQUIRED - USE LINK BELOW||Subject Specific Training Session|
PLEASE BOOK WITHIN AT LEAST 2 WEEKS OF AN EVENT TO ALLOW US TO ARRANGE YOUR PLACEMENT AND CONFIRM ATTENDANCE – Please do not attend unless you have had a response to your booking – Thank you
|ForthcomingTaster Week Dates|
|20th - 24th April 2020|
|18th - 22nd May 2020|
Check if you meet the Entry Criteria for Teacher Training
1) You’ll need to hold an undergraduate DEGREE awarded by a UK higher education provider, or a recognised equivalent qualification
2) You’ll need to have achieved a standard equivalent to grade C (4) or above in GCSE English and Mathematics
3) If you intend to train to teach pupils aged 3-11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C(4) or above in a GCSE Science subject