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Start your teaching career with Prestolee SCITT

Prestolee SCITT is an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training, who work in collaboration with the University of Cumbria. Advisors on ITT regionally, they are led by Senior Leader of Education for ITT Rebecca Dunne and her team.

Prestolee SCITT works with many schools across Greater Manchester to provide Primary Initial Teacher Training, combining diverse training led by current outstanding practitioners with the academic excellence of The University of Cumbria’s Masters Level PGCE. You will be given the best opportunity to begin your own teaching career journey, with individualised support to ensure you fulfil your potential, and challenge for those of you who want to aim high and develop your leadership capacity with a view to a career beyond the classroom. Prestolee Initial Teacher Training will provide you with everything you need to become the best teacher and potential leader you wish to be.

Prestolee Initial Teacher Training has 3 key aims:

• Delivering quality first teacher training

• Identifying and developing the leaders of tomorrow

• Training the best teachers for the learners in our communities

The programme

You will choose to complete your training in either Early Years (EYFS and KS1) or General Primary (KS1 and 2).

Learn from a variety of professionals in the teaching field

Training combines the following elements:

Mentored teaching placements – You will complete 3 assessed teaching blocks, receiving support from a specially trained school-based mentor in addition to your classroom teacher and Lead Mentor.

Professional Studies – Theoretical training takes place via tutored sessions, which are delivered by Lead Mentors, outstanding practitioners and Senior Leaders of Education; covering everything from literacy and phonics to behaviour management. Training takes place both at Prestolee Primary and locations across Bolton and Greater Manchester.

Train in Prestolee Primary School or locations in Bolton and Greater Manchester

Academic studies – Your Masters level PGCE will be delivered within our locality by our Programme Lead from the University of Cumbria, and the academic pieces have been specifically written to fully complement the content and structure of our ITT programmes.

Enriched Learning – You will be given the opportunity to experience a range of other settings, to enhance your learning and widen your scope of educational understanding.

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Miss Rachael graduated from Prestolee ITT in 2014 and was subsequently employed by Prestolee Primary School. She is currently in her second year of teaching in Reception.

"The minute you step foot into Prestolee, you immediately get a sense that something is different. You're not walking into any primary school, but a community where children and adults alike are encouraged to learn and grow. The course is undeniably tough, but it's worth it - you get out what you put in, but tenfold! My time at Prestolee as a trainee was invaluable and now I'm proud to be a member of staff here. The support network on the programme is fantastic, and best of all you're actually encouraged to play hard (as well as work hard of course!). It's not just a 1-year course but support, memories, skills and experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

My fellow alumni and I all secured employment during the programme, and the coaching we received on NQT interviews alone was worth its weight in gold.  Being based at Prestolee means I get to see our current trainees regularly, and it is amazing to think I’ve come so far in my career already despite being a trainee myself only 2 years ago.”


Further details and application guidance can be found at www.prestoleescitt.co.uk


Email: itt@prestoleetsa.org.uk
Tel: 01204 335756