Our course structure

The Shotton Hall SCITT teacher training programme is a one-year, full-time course that runs from September to July.


One day summer school. 


From day one, and throughout the course, you will have access to a personal SCITT tutor, offering pastoral and job application support.

September -


Core training. This involves safeguarding training, lesson observations, planning, behaviour and research-based training. As a Research School, all of our training is underpinned by the latest research evidence.


Mini placements which will include: Primary, faith, Key Stage 2/3 transition, Key Stage 5 enhancement, behaviour management, English as an additional language (EAL), phonics, working with looked after children, Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS), independent schools, working as part of a pastoral team, behaviour, literacy and numeracy support, STEM, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), visual and hearing impairment unit.


Masters level training at Durham University. 


Placement preparation time.


Subject enhancement and delivery days throughout the year, led by outstanding, current classroom practitioners.


Five week teaching placement within our north east teaching school alliance with ongoing personalised support from your subject mentor and SCITT tutor.


Further intensive core training which involves literacy and numeracy intervention work, joint planning, lesson observations, embedding research into practice, job application training and more.​


Teaching and learning conference at Durham University.


Additional mini placements.

February -


Twelve week teaching placement within our north east teaching school alliance with ongoing personalised support. Regular meetings with subject mentor and target setting individualised for development.


Personalised mini placement of your choice. 


Final Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) assessment.


Post SCITT support as an NQT & ongoing CPD development!

Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

Passfield Way
Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222




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