The Assessment Only Route has been developed for very experienced classroom practitioners who can demonstrate that they meet all the standards for QTS without teacher training.
Can you answer 'yes' to the following statements?
*Applicants with a non-UK degree will be required to demonstrate equivalence with UK standards through NARIC.
What you need to do:
Once we have received your application form, one of our SCITT assessors will come to your school to meet you and will need to see evidence of your qualifications, school experience and passing the skills tests.
We will then conduct a pre-registration observation of you teaching one of your classes.
We need to be satisfied that you will be able to meet the rigorous Teachers’ Standards without any additional training.
If this is not the case, we would recommend that you complete a one-year Inital Teacher Training (ITT) course via The Solent SCITT.
Once we are happy that you will meet the standards you will have two further observations in week four and eight with the SCITT assessor and the subject assessor from your home school.
Your final observation will be with the SCITT moderator.
Provided you have met all the standards you will be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
To request an Assessment Only application form, please contact Phil Seery via Email: or 02392 489 819.