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a very warm welcome to Wandsworth SCITT
Since 1996 Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium (WPSC) has been accredited to train highly motivated graduates to teach 3-11 year olds in primary schools through Wandsworth School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).
From 2003 there has also been the opportunity for trainees to specialise as teachers of 3-7 year olds. For 2024/25 we are offering places for 28 trainee teachers. The course provides trainees with the theoretical and practical experience needed to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the award of a PGCE with credits towards one third of a Master’s.
"Trainees are extremely proud to be part of this high-quality programme. They are dedicated to their placement schools and have exceptionally strong relationships with both the course director and consortium staff. The close-knit nature of the partnership means that all those involved are committed to its continual development and success."Ofsted, 2023
“Over the years I have recruited many quality NQTs [and ECTs] from the Wandsworth SCITT. A number have also been promoted internally and now make up some of my best middle managers e.g. the following are current ex-SCITTs: G&T Coordinator, RE Coordinator and Geography Coordinator.”
"I select SCITT trainees since I am impressed with the quality of their teaching experiences and practices. They move almost effortlessly onto the NQT [ ECT] Induction course and have all developed excellent attitudes to collaborative learning and teaching."
"Trainees receive exceptionally high levels of support. Regardless of where placements are completed, all trainees experience the same rich curriculum and support for their professional development. This contributes to their success. Many secure jobs across the consortium."
our student Testimonials
"...[there is an] equal mix of course teaching and hands on placement, making the theory immediately relevant to you in the classroom. The small, friendly environment within SCITT creates a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere for which to prosper to your best abilities."Former SCITT Student
- "Definitely the best route into teaching for me. It provides an amazing support network, the experience was more personal and I didn't feel like a number."
Mulki, Former Trainee
- "SCITT is a wonderfully supportive course. Changing career isn't easy, but this course made it feel far less scary than I had imagined and incredibly enjoyable. This time last year I had no classroom experience and I cannot believe how much I have learned and changed in a year."
Marianne, Former Trainee
- "To be successful and confident during your PGCE you need support. I doubt you will find a teacher training course with better support than Wandsworth SCITT."
Oscar, Former Trainee