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Why choose Poole SCITT?

Why Choose Poole Scitt?

  • For the 2017-18  cohort:

        100% success rate on the course.

        99% of our trainees over the last 3 years secured jobs immediately after graduating, the majority of these being in the local area.

  • The Poole SCITT course is an excellent and well planned balance of academic theory and practical experience in different schools in a range of age groups in key stages 1 and 2.
  • Our head teachers value the academic aspects of the course as much as the practical school experience, realising that a balanced combination ensures that reflective and well informed teachers are best equipped for their future career.
  • A strong partnership of 34 schools in the Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset area provides placements in schools committed to teacher training.
  • Professional tutors work with small groups of trainees throughout their time on the course, ensuring plenty of individual advice and personal support.
  • The small cohort size trainees offers a more personalised learning approach and a network of a close learning community.
  • Poole SCITT has close links with Kingston University which offers support for resources and validation of the Post Graduate elements of the course including the Masters credits


“If you want to teach primary apply to Poole SCITT. Coming into teaching is a career change for me, and while the SCITT year has been the hardest of my life it has made me more than ready to have my own class in September!”


“The staff at Poole SCITT work very hard to deliver a course which is relevant, up to date and informative. Their trainees are all keen, enthusiastic and please to be learning their craft.”


“Trainees have an excellent understanding of how schools work. The smallness of SCITT means that we have a good relationship – using practitioners from real, live classrooms means that trainees get up to the minute thinking and theory.”


“Poole SCITT provides schools with strong candidates for future teaching posts. The course is managed and taught by colleagues who give us a professional workforce for Poole and beyond.”


“A course with a family feel yet incredibly professional and perfect for preparing you for the world of teaching.”


“I was really impressed with Poole SCITT. What a fantastic resource for local schools to grow their own teachers!”

Former Chief Executive National College for Teaching and Leadership

“Poole SCITT has been the toughest year of my life! However I would not change it for the world. I have learnt so much about teaching, about myself and about children. I have made some amazing friends who have helped me through this experience and all the hard work pays off when you get offered your first teaching job – a truly fantastic feeling!”


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Contact Details

Poole SCITT,
Ad Astra Infant School
Sherborn Crescent
BH17 8AP

Tel: 01202 605315

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