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 could be entitled to a tax-free bursary of £12,000 to train to teach English. Find out more information about funding here.

£12,000 tax-free bursary along with additional funding via Student Finance


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

Durham University

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

Oustanding training

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

Research School

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

10-month course

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

90+ partner schools

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!"

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Shotton Hall SCITT

The Academy at Shotton Hall

Passfield Way
Peterlee, SR8 1AU


0191 518 0222




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