English teacher training

The job satisfaction of teaching English is hard to beat. Good English teachers develop children into creative thinkers which helps to shape their future-selves. As an English trainee, you’ll put your passion for English to good use by inspiring pupils of all abilities to achieve the best attainable levels of literacy. 

"I love teaching English because I get to introduce my students to books, poems and plays that I love and appreciate."



You may be eligible for funding to help support your teacher training year

Durham University

At Shotton Hall SCITT, your PGCE is awarded by, globally renowned, Durham University

Outstanding training

We are rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted for both our primary and secondary phases

Research School

Our lead school, The Academy at Shotton Hall, is one of only 23 Research Schools in the UK

10-month course

Complete your initial teacher training year with Shotton Hall SCITT in just 10 months

90+ partner schools

We are in partnership with over 90 education providers across the North East

Secondary teacher training courses

(11-16 with KS2 enhancement and post-16 enhancement):


To attain qualified teacher status, trainees will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards in the age phases of their course. They must teach and demonstrate that they achieve the Teachers’ Standards in the specific and consecutive age ranges.

Brush up on your subject knowledge

You may be eligible for a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme before you start your teacher training year. The programmes are available to enhance or refresh subject knowledge. Find out more information here.

Lisa Keech

Career changer


"Fantastic all round training. What has really stood out for me is how supportive the whole SCITT team have been throughout the year. The highlight was my second placement which was excellent and the perfect fit!"

Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

Passfield Way
Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222




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