Wandsworth SCITT, Teacher Training

Beatrix Potter Primary School and Initial Teacher Training:

Beatrix Potter is the Lead School of the Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium (WPSC), which has supported a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) unit since 1996.  Throughout this period, the SCITT has been networked to Kingston University and its graduates have undertaken their Primary Post Graduate in Education (PGCE) course.

WPSC Mission Statement:

The WPSC SCITT aims to provide a challenging and well designed programme of school-based practice and academic study to a wide range of trainee teachers. Our inclusive ethos and well resourced environment offer a highly supportive and personalised approach to learning. “Trainees greatly value the high-quality, individual pastoral and academic support they receive which contributes to their very good progress” (Ofsted 2012). Since 1996 Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium (WPSC) has been accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership to train highly motivated graduates to teach 5-11 year olds in primary schools via a 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. We have PGCE places for 34 trainees. 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. For the last six years all who have qualified via Wandsworth SCITT have found work as teachers, a much higher percentage than the national average.

Full details can be found on the Wandsworth SCITT website: http://www.scitt.co.uk

Or Contact our course director:  S Steward on 0208 772 9528.  

Here are our SCITTs at BP investigating IT in the school curriculum, supported by BP pupils

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