Welcome to Suffolk & Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training

We are delighted to welcome you to Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT.

We are a dynamic, high-quality, well established
teacher training provider which offers a range of school-based routes into teaching.

If you are considering a career in teaching, then we cannot wait to meet you.

We are proud of our profession
and are privileged to be able to work with so many inspirational trainees as they start their journey to become excellent teachers and future school leaders.

No day is ever the same and the rewards of working with young people are incredibly hard to top!

Want to join us? Please explore our website to find out more or contact us for more information.

Why train with Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training?

Teaching is one of the most exciting, rewarding and challenging careers you can choose.
Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) is a long established school based teacher training programme with over twenty years of experience of training teachers in a wide range of partnership schools.

The depth and strength of our partnership means that we train our students 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.

We are one of the largest SCITTs in the country and each year we train over 200 trainees across our training routes.

We are highly regarded by local schools across Suffolk and Norfolk which is demonstrated by the number of schools which offer training placements and 
employ our trainees as newly qualified teachers.

We offer a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, 60 Masters credits and Qualified Teacher Status on all of our routes into teaching in partnership with the
University of Suffolk.

Our training routes are currently:

What type of provider are we?

Our core values are very important to us. Having been a provider for 20 years, we have the evidence to describe our training programme as being personalised, relational and ethical.
Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT is committed to supporting all our trainees to become the best teachers they can be.
One of the most important ways in which we do this is by personalising your training.
We offer high levels of support for any professional, academic and personal needs. This includes:
    • Mentors and Professional Tutors at each placement school to support you during the training based in school
    • SCITT Tutors who work for Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT who will help and support you through training with regular visits and frequent contact
    • Full access to the University of Suffolk’s learning support resources – both face to face and on-line
    • Tutorial support for Master’s Level assignments
    • Access to our team of 4 colleagues who are qualified ‘Mental Health First Aiders’ who are available for advice and support during the working day
    • Membership to the Employee Assistance Programme provided by the charity, Education Support Partnership. They have a specialist team of counsellors and advisors who are fully trained to provide support with a wide range of personal and professional issues 24/7


Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT understand about the importance of building relationships with you during your training year as well as providing opportunities from induction for you to create networks with other trainees to provide support during your training year.

We are the only ITT provider to be engaged with national research about the importance of early career 
teachers maintaining their professional and personal networks to ensure their resilience and longevity in teaching as a career.
Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT believes that our training in partnership with our local schools will provide you with the knowledge and skills that will ensure that you become a confident member of the teaching profession.

We believe that through training high quality teachers, we can have an impact on the life chances of 
children and young people.