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All applications for the School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) must be made via the UCAS http://www.ucas.com/how-it-all-works/teacher-training

For ease of research and application,  the  UCAS course codes are listed in the table above. Please search Farlingaye & Kesgrave Teaching School Alliance (1GN) on the UCAS Search for Training Programmes page.

Farlingaye and Kesgrave Teaching School Alliance, as lead school for the Consortium, will receive all applications and together with the training provider will select for interview.

About this training programme

SCITT Salaried is a flexible employment-based route into teaching supported by a National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) grant.  

You will spend four days each week working within your placement school and one day each week in central training. In some instances you will be asked to teach a small number of your own classes from the start of training (maximum 5 hours per week).  Within your placement school you will gain further classroom experience by gradually taking over responsibility for additional lessons in the course of the year under the supervision of an experienced teacher.  Your maximum timetable commitment in term three will be 13 hours per week. Your contract will be 0.7 (fte) for 9.5 months and you will be paid at point one of the unqualified teacher scale.

Central training (one day per week):

This will include core and subject knowledge training days with most training based in one of our Lead School partners in Suffolk or Norfolk. You will be released from school every Thursday to attend this training.

Main Placement Schools:
Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT Salaried has developed a strong partnership with more than 100 high achieving schools across Norfolk and Suffolk.  You will apply for a SCITT Salaried place through one of the Lead Schools and you will normally be placed within a consortium school which is linked to this Lead School and which is within reasonable travelling time of your home address.  In your application, you will have the opportunity to identify a specific school where you would like to undertake your training. You do not, however, have to have strong links with a school in order to apply.
For a full list of secondary partnership schools which have applied for School Direct Salaried places, please visit the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT website.

How will I be supported?

Through a full programme of induction: you will receive five full days of induction in order to ensure that you are properly prepared for the work you will be undertaking within the classroom.

By your School Mentor:  You will have a weekly timetabled meeting with your mentor to set and monitor clear targets and action points.  You will be observed teaching at least once per week with written feedback on our Secondary SCITT lesson observation pro-forma.

By your SCITT Tutor:  You will be allocated a SCITT Tutor who will meet with you in June/July 2017 to conduct an initial needs assessment and who will then support you throughout your training.  You will receive at least six visits from your SCITT Tutor who will also provide guidance and support by telephone and e-mail.  

By core and subject knowledge trainers:  In our recent exit questionnaire, trainees rated the support they received through their Thursday training experience very highly.

  How will I be assessed?

Against the Teachers’ Standards:  In order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status, you will be assessed against parts one and two of the Teachers’ Standards including the eight separate standards which make up part one.  These eight standards cover a range of key professional competencies including curricular knowledge, lesson planning, behaviour management and assessment.

By key stage and subject:  All SCITT Salaried trainees are assessed across two consecutive key stages. Secondary trainees are assessed in their specialist subject.

Through a process of continuous assessment:  Your School Mentor will use their lesson observations of your teaching and their meetings with you in order to track your progress on our Teachers’ Standards Assessment Grid.  In the course of your training you will be supported in compiling a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have met the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards in full.

 Your SCITT Tutor will work with your School Mentor in order to conduct formal assessments at three separate points in the year.

 The final outcomes meeting will use all of the available evidence in order to determine your grade at the end of your training.

 You will be required to submit two written assignments in the course of the year.  Those who opt for PGCE/M level credits will need to submit one additional assignment.

Part time courses for Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English, Maths, MFL & Physics

In partnership with SNITT we will be extending our offer of a part time salaried training route over a two-year period from September 2017, to include these subjects. This is in response to our highly successful participation in a national pilot scheme to offer a part time salaried training route over a two-year period from September 2016 for Maths & Physics.

Trainees who are accepted onto the part time route will undertake one training day and one or two days in school during the first year of their training. During this first year of training, part time trainees will not be timetable for their own classes. During the second year, part time trainees will be in their placement school for three days per week and will be allocated between 6 and 10 hours per week of their own teaching. Throughout the two year period, part time trainees will be supported by a SNITT mentor who will make regular visits to them within their placement school.  

Schools Direct Training Programme (Salaried). Back (history)


The following salaried training programmes are still receiving applications as at 22nd February 2017:

 Biology/ Biology (PT)

 Chemistry / Chemistry (PT)

Computing / Computing (PT)

 English / English (PT)

 D&T /Geography/Music/RE/MFL

  Maths / Maths (PT)  

  Physics / Physics (PT) / Physics with Maths


Financial Information

The School Direct (Salaried) training programme is an Employment Based Initial Teacher Training programme.

Most of our School Direct Salaried places are funded by the National College of Teaching and Learning (NCTL). The funding received from the NCTL will be used to cover the cost of training and to make a contribution towards salary costs.

The training salary for a School Direct (Salaried) trainee is at Point 1 of the Unqualified Teacher Salary Scale, pro rata to the term of the agreed contract and is paid by the training school. ( Currently £16,298). The placement school also provides a training contract for the length of the training programme which details school specific aspects such a term-dates and working hours.

For priority subjects the length of contract is currently between 9.5 and 12 months employed for 0.8 FTE. Candidates who have a good honours degree in a different subject may be considered for a training place for one of these subjects provided they can present other evidence of enhanced subject knowledge in the subject they wish to train for.

As School Direct (Salaried) training is employment based, the salary is subject to income and insurance deductions. School Direct (Salaried) trainees are not eligible for any further financial support such as student loans, maintenance grants, bursaries etc.