Pennine Lancashire SCITT

Welcome to the website of the Pennine Lancashire

School-Centred Initial Teacher Training and Education Partnership, the PLSCITT.

Train to teach the Pennine Way

Teacher Training on your doorstep!
Welcome to our Website. On behalf of the Pennine Lancashire SCITT and colleagues, we welcome you to find out more about us.

We hope you find all the information you require to help convince you to train with us. However, if you don’t, please do not hesitate to contact us where we will be happy to help.

Why Teach?

Being a teacher is not what you do - it is what you are; not just a profession but a way of life.

As a teacher you would have the power, over the term of your career, to enhance or damage the lives of thousands of young people so it is essential that all potential teachers are acutely aware of their awesome responsibility. As you will understand, this is a wonderful vocation for those suited to it, and torture for those who are not.

Being a highly effective teacher requires the development of a blend of intellectual, social, personal and professional qualities. Not everyone has them, so our selection processes are designed to ensure we recruit for training only those who do.

Still not sure?

Teaching is a job where you can make a difference, help pupils to enjoy learning using your skills and knowledge every day.

Work with a subject you’re passionate about every day.

Teaching offers real job satisfaction, you could make a clear, tangible difference to a young person’s future.

Teaching is a profession that allows you to be creative and innovative.

No two days are the same, feel challenged every day!

Teachers are well paid, with good starting salaries and the profession offers excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.

Teachers also said that they enjoyed the “light bulb moment” their students get and also learning from those in their class.

Why train with us?

We strive to provide the best training provided by the best teachers to create the best teachers.

If you prefer to spend more time training in the classroom, putting theory into practice and gaining confidence through increased contact with the school environment, then a SCITT programme is a good option for you.

What is a SCITT?
A SCITT course is based in and run by schools and therefore offers a distinctive type of training. A feature of SCITT training is that, from day one, students are in a school environment, which enables them to acquire quickly, the depth of knowledge and range of skills required for effective teaching. SCITT programmes allow you to be taught by experienced, practising teachers specifically tailored towards local teaching needs.

The SCITT sets you in front of other training providers in terms of preparation for your NQT year. The knowledge and skills required are managed perfectly within a personalised timetable that enables you maximum time within a classroom teaching real students. With your own mentor and experienced members of staff delivering regular training sessions the SCITT is the future in Teacher Training.

Online Support

Teacher Progress Online Support

With our online support program, you are able to access documentation, videos and guides on how to improve your approach to teaching, simply click the computer to get started.