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From School Direct to SCITT

, Friday 15th May 2015

Peninsula SCITT LogoPeninsula SCITT - 2013-14 School Direct Cohort

Peninsula Teacher Training Cornwall SCITT is the new name of the teacher training programme that was PTS School Direct.

Having been training teachers through School Direct this past two years we are now celebrating accreditation as a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) facility.

The Initial Teacher Training programme that we run as a SCITT will very much follow the structure that we have been developing this past two years as School Direct and so trainees would see little difference between the current and next years programme’s. The big difference is that we now award QTS ourselves rather than the qualification coming from a partner HEI. We will be continuing our partnership with Plymouth University though so as to offer our trainees PGCE as well as QTS with the PGCE aspects being delivered through face to face training and tutorial sessions by Plymouth University tutors, delivered from the training base here in St Austell.

Penrice Academy, as the training centre of Peninsula SCITT (and PTS School Direct before), looks forward to welcoming our first SCITT cohort in September. We would like to encourage anyone interested in getting into teaching to browse the SCITT area of this website for further information, get in touch with any questions and apply through UCAS.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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