We are delighted to welcome you to the Leicestershire Secondary School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme based at Rushey Mead Teaching School, the accredited provider. Rushey Mead School and its school partners have a longstanding tradition of engagement in Initial Teacher Training. It is an outstanding school; well placed to orchestrate the training of our next generation of teachers with an Alliance led SCITT.

The Leicestershire Secondary SCITT is a dynamic partnership between a large group of good and outstanding schools, mostly within Leicester City whose combined experience and close relationships will allow excellent practice and the most recent innovations to be shared with trainees. Working together, we have developed an effective, school based teacher training programme which is both supportive and responsive. It has been designed by and will be delivered by outstanding practitioners with current, relevant classroom experience.

We are confident that our partnership schools offer a variety of contexts in which trainee teachers will be able to develop the necessary competences to meet the challenges of teaching effectively in a secondary school and we have every confidence in our ability to help trainees to meet the challenges ahead, to take up their first teaching post and enjoy a successful and rewarding teaching career.

Completion of the programme leads to a PGCE validated by the University of Leicester and the award of Qualified Teacher Status to enable trainees to progress onto their first post in teaching as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

For graduates with the ambition to become reflective, well informed teachers, able to achieve outstanding in their teaching practice, the SCITT offers the ideal environment for initial teacher training.


Carolyn Robson CBE
Executive Headteacher
Head of SCITT

David Roper
SCITT Programme Manager






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Get Into Teaching Information Events, hosted by the Leicestershire Secondary SCITT, will be held on the dates below. Come along and meet the SCITT team, find out about teaching, receive information about changing careers and advice on how to improve your UCAS application. These event are at 4:30pm and are held in the Leicester Teaching School, Melton Road, Leicester

14th April
28th April
12th May

The SCITT will be in attendance at the University of Leicester Routes into Teaching events, please see the link below for further information


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We are seeking graduates and career changers wishing to train to teach

SCITT Recruitment Levels

HISTORY(places now filled)
PE (places now filled)
D & T