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SCITT Brochure

Insignis Academy Trust SCITT is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) leading to Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE. The one-year, school based, research-led training will give you plenty of hands-on experience and allows you to train to teach in an Insignis Academy Trust (IAT) school.

As a trainee teacher at Insignis Academy Trust SCITT, you will train in one of our schools and gain second placement experience at another of our contrasting schools; have opportunities to apply for relevant ECT roles in all of our schools and further develop your career across our growing Trust.

At the start of the programme in September, you will have two weeks of intensive training which will focus on the core areas of teaching such as behaviour management and lesson planning. You will have a further two separate weeks of intensive training later in the year.

Following your two weeks of training, you will spend 4 days a week, working alongside expert practitioners to develop as a teacher. Your main placement will be in either Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School or Princes Risborough School. You will spend your time with other expert teachers, observing their lessons and learning how to teach and plan lessons and practise your own teaching. You will work closely with a highly skilled and knowledgeable mentor.

You will have one day a week to engage in training and development to support your teaching practice. This weekly training day is designed in collaboration with Teach First’s expert curriculum designers and sequenced to make sure you are focused on the areas of teaching that are most relevant to that point in the year. The training will include a mixture of online and face-to-face elements and will ensure that you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a great teacher, gain your Qualified Teacher Status and your PGCE.

The programme also includes six weeks in an alternative IAT or partner school starting in January. This experience will ensure you have a broad experience of teaching in different schools and further prepare you for your future career as a teacher.

From September 2024 you will be able to train in the following Secondary subjects at Insignis Academy Trust SCITT:

  • Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • English
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Computing
  • Business Studies
  • Music
  • MFL
  • PE

Unsalaried School-Centred Teacher Training with Teach First


Click this link to view all our courses on offer.


Or click the individual subjects below:

Biology (S825)

Business Studies (K090) 

Chemistry (J474)

Computing (U843)

English (L294)

Geography (C712)

History (N667)

Mathematics (H967)

Modern Languages (French and Spanish) (B195)

Music (G420)

Physical Education (J255)

Physics (Q990)

Religious Education (H393)

For salaried routes into teaching e.g Apprenticeship

Please register your details for more information and we will contact you to chat about suitable teacher training routes in our schools.