Pennine Lancashire SCITT

Welcome to the website of the Pennine Lancashire

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training and Education Partnership, the PLSCITT.

Train to teach the Pennine Way

Welcome to our Website.
School-centred initial teacher training has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the Pennine Lancashire SCITT has been an integral part of this expansion in provision since being set up in 2013. Training with the PL SCITT means that you will be in a school right from the beginning of term in September, meeting the classes that you will be teaching over the course of your training year.

We hope you find all the information you require to help convince you to train with us. However, if you don’t, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why Teach?

As a teacher you would have the power, over the term of your career, to enhance the lives of thousands of young people and inspire them to succeed. To be an excellent teacher requires a passion for your subject and a great range of social and intellectual skills.

Still not sure?

Teaching is a job where you can make a difference to young people’s lives, helping pupils to enjoy learning using your skills and knowledge.
Teaching allows you to work with a subject you’re passionate about every day.
Teaching offers real job satisfaction; you could make a clear, tangible difference to a young person’s future.
Teaching is a profession that allows you to be creative and innovative.
No two days are the same; feel challenged every day!
Teachers are well paid, with good starting salaries and the profession offers excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.

Why train with us?

We strive to provide the best training provided by the best teachers to create the best teachers. If you prefer to spend more time training in the classroom, putting theory into practice and gaining confidence through increased contact with the school environment, then a SCITT programme is a good option for you.

Training with the PL SCITT means that you will be in a school right from the beginning of term in September, meeting the classes that you will be teaching over the course of your training year.
Trainees are able to visit schools in the summer term prior to their course starting, allowing them to feel more confident and secure when the course begins. Trainees tell us that this gives them a sense of belonging, and that they feel more like a real member of staff at the school rather than just a trainee.
We were inspected by Ofsted last year, being judged ‘Good’, and the outcomes were very positive indeed. Our partnership has deliberately remained quite small, and in this way we are able to provide a more personalised experience for trainees. This was recognised by the inspection team, who were impressed with the level of pastoral care given to our trainees, describing it as ‘exemplary’.

Online Support

Teacher Progress Online Support

With our online support program, you are able to access documentation, videos and guides on how to improve your approach to teaching, simply click the computer to get started.