Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT

School Centred Initial Teacher Training





Our Primary course is a highly successful programme, recognised for its excellence. The programme offers trainees a balance between classroom experience and the theory underpinning educational practice.

Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT

We are one of the largest school centered initial teacher training programmes in the country. We train over 200 trainees each year across all of our programmes. We have been a SCITT for over 20 years and have a well established reputation in schools, with a high employment rate for our trainees.


The Secondary course is an exciting training programme that combines an evidence informed approach to teaching, with lots of practical classroom experience, mentoring from SCITT tutors and learning alongside experienced teachers.

"Join us, and be the future of education"

Welcome from Anna Richards​

I am delighted that you are considering a career in teaching. In my view, it is the best job in the world – and now more than ever we need inspirational teachers joining our profession to inspire and support the next generation. Join us and be the future of the profession.

The depth and strength of our partnership with schools across Suffolk and Norfolk means that we train our trainees to be part of the whole teaching profession rather than training them to teach in just one type of school. We believe it is vitally important to give trainees the fullest experience while training, and I invite you to read some of our alumni feedback for a flavour of philosophy and quality of delivery.

Anna Richards,
Executive Leader

Our Core Values

Our three core values permeate everything we do. From our staff culture and work ethic, all the way through to the impact and legacy you leave with your students


We are committed to supporting all of our trainees to become the best teachers they can be. One of our strengths as a teacher training provider is that we are able to personalise our training to support you.


We understand about the importance of building relationships with you during your training year and provide you with the opportunities to build supportive and strong networks with other trainees, your SCITT Tutors and your mentor in school.


We believe in ensuring that you are trained to teach in any school that you choose in your future. We provide you with high quality training so you can have an impact on the life chances of children and young people wherever you decide to teach during your career.

An inclusive approach to an evidence informed and personalised teacher training experience...

As a trainee, we will ensure that you have a wide range of experiences in two schools so you can make informed decisions about the type of teacher you want to be.

What our Alumni Say

We love to keep in touch with our graduates, and we're always here to support, help or just catch up for a chat. We now train well over 200 trainees each year across the primary and secondary age phases

"I liked the fact that we would be in school for the majority of the time, and that the training was largely in person with a larger group. I personally valued the advice given to me both during the interview and group task day. It also gave me a lot of reassurance that this was the right course for me."
"Being integrated into the schools so early on meant that I was able to feel like part of the team. Having those week sessions of core training gave me time to reflect on the time at school and to meet some amazing people who I now consider close friends."
"At the beginning I thought maybe the amount of tutors and mentors we have is excessive but once I got onto the course I quickly realised how crucial each and every one of these were."
"Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT are a cutting edge provider, always finding the newest and best strategies and resources to teach."
"Contacting personal tutor each week meant that the SCITT team never felt far away - I never felt that I was on my own. I found my subject knowledge sessions and days super helpful and definitely tailored to our needs."