We are looking forward to 26th October 2017

Our excitement is growing here at Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT as applications on UCAS for teacher training for  September 2018 open on Thursday 26th October. We are always delighted by the range and numbers of applications that we receive to all of our programme so every year, we eagerly await the end of October. In anticipation of the interest that we generally receive about applications to teacher training, we have planned a number of recruitment Roadshows where you can come and talk to us to find out more information about our programmes and what we can offer you.

We have events planned in Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft.

  •  10th October and 12th December in Norwich at the Norwich Professional Development Centre
  • 19th October we will be at UEA Careers Fair in Norwich and at Essex University
  • 31st October we will be at University of Suffolk Careers Fair
  • 8th November – we will be at Ormiston Venture
  • 15th November – we will be at NCTL’s Train to Teach Event in Ipswich
  • 27th November – we will be at Thorpe St Andrew
  • 14th December – we will be at the University of Suffolk

Most of these dates are listed on the front page of our website.  You can sign up on the SCITT Events page for our recruitment events and there will be guidance about how to register for other events listed above.

Some advice on making a successful application:

  • Your completed application form from UCAS won’t be sent to us until your two referees have completed their references. Make sure that you have informed your referees to expect a request from a reference from UCAS. Guidance can be found on UCAS here.
  • Make sure that spelling and grammar are correct. It might be easier to write your Personal Statement in an application out of the UCAS form – spellcheck it and then copy and paste it into the UCAS form. Remember that you are only allowed 4000 characters or 47 lines for the Personal Statement.
  •  In your Personal Statement, make sure you refer to any school experience that you have gained prior to your application or have planned into the future. Write about what the experience has shown you about teaching and why it is the right career for you. Don’t give us a recount of your time at school but focus on the learning for you from the experience.
  • Make sure that your Personal Statement gives a sense of your enthusiasm and drive to becoming a teacher and how you have the resilience to be successful.
  •  Within 40 working days of receiving your application, you will be informed of the outcome any application made to the SCITT programmes. If your application is successful through our shortlisting then you will be offered an interview and/or an invitation to attend one of our half day Task Days. If you have been through all of that process then within 40 working days, we will let you know if you will be made an offer or not to start in September 2018.

Please note that you can wait until you receive all your decisions from your three pchoices before making your final decision.  You have up to 10 working days to make a final decision once you have received all your offers. You do not to have to accept an offer of a ‘first come first served’ basis

More information can be found on our ‘How To Apply’ page and good luck with your application.

Remember, especially if you are interested in making an application for one of our Primary programmes or for Secondary PE Tuition then we would suggest that you make an application by the end of November 2017.


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