The North West SCITT programme is focused on producing highly effective, fully qualified primary school teachers.


North West SCITT Vision

To deliver the highest quality ITE programme for our Trainee Teachers.  We strive to nurture creative talents and produce strong and resilient teachers who are ready and equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century classroom, inspiring and motivating future learners whilst safeguarding their mental and physical wellbeing.

ITT Curriculum Intent

North West SCITT considers that by providing up-to-date education and training, informed by relevant research which is integrated with extended school-based training placements, trainee teachers have the opportunity to develop knowledge of and skills to develop their classroom practice and teaching competencies and wider responsibilities expected of teachers over time.  Trainee teachers will gain knowledge of potential barriers to learning and learn how to apply adaptive teaching strategies to effectively meet the needs of learners from a range of backgrounds including those who live in areas of socio-economic disadvantage as well as children with special educational needs, disability, EAL or social and emotional barriers to learning.

Knowledge of:

Statutory curricula including Primary National Curriculum.
Statutory frameworks including Keeping Children Safe in Schools, SEND Code
of Practice and Equalities Act 2010.
Progression in subjects across key stages.
Inclusive practices including children with EAL, SpLD, Disability and Pupil Premium
Current theories and research associate with teaching and learning.
External specialist agencies or organisations to support high quality provision

Skills to:

Be resilient and self-reliant teachers.
Manage behaviour for learning and create an ethos for positive learning.
Adapt teaching effectively to meet needs of all learners including those with
specific learning needs.
Devise and delivery a creative curriculum to secure pupil progress
Manage own workload and work life balance. 
Promote positive mindset and wellbeing for learners.

ITT Curriculum Implementation

During our training period, we will use a number of interconnected and sequential mechanisms to support the development of our trainees’ knowledge and skills including:

  • Centre based professional and subject studies training

  • School based training led by expert mentors

  • Deliberate practice clinics and instructional coaching

  • Online learning and self-study

ITT Curriculum Impact

The impact of our curriculum provision, will be evident by the confidence and competency demonstrated by our trainees as they enter their first teaching post and remain in the profession, making a difference to the life chances of children they teach.

"Through our excellent partnership with 24 schools across the North West region, we're able to provide students with effective mentorship and real world experience that translates into real success."