Become a Primary Teacher and Grow the Future

At the Solent SCITT, we believe every single pupil deserves access to an excellent primary teacher who will inspire them to love learning and lay the foundations for a bright, exhilarating and rewarding future.

Do you have the drive and passion to make a difference?

Young people are naturally curious, creative and fun which means that two days are never the same. You will be the person who develops their self-confidence, helps them to make friends, prevents them from dropping out and inspires their future careers. The rewards from teaching cannot be measured! You will be the teacher who leaves a legacy.

The Solent SCITT full programme is an innovative school-led Initial Teacher Training model. Over the course of one intensive year we will give you the skills and experience required to become a highly effective, fully qualified teacher, able to take up a teaching post in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.


What we offer:


Primary school pupils planting.


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The Solent SCITT “provides a close-knit, caring, training environment supported by personalised well-being and coaching sessions”

“Trainees prefer to join a ‘small’ SCITT and point to this as being a key element in their success at completion of their training” MK Duncan, External Examiner Report June 2018

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What your training year looks like:

End of August

  • Join your secondary colleagues for essential interactive induction covering the essentials of child protection and safeguarding, the Teachers' Standards and all that you will need to prepare you for your first day in school.

September to December

  • Having decided the Key Stage, you wish to teach start your main placement in one of our partner schools. Joining at the start of term means that you really are part of the team.
  • Take opportunities to observe teaching and training so that you start to understand how teachers set the right tone and atmosphere for learning in their classroom.
  • Work alongside the teacher in the classroom learning the skills and putting them into practice, when you feel ready, with support from your professional mentor.
  • Meet with your SCITT professional tutor.
  • Receive regular offsite training, often with your primary colleagues, exploring pedagogy and planning lessons, positive behaviour for learning, being a professional and essential subject knowledge.
  • Enjoy some early years immersion so that you understand the context of your choice of Key Stage.
  • Use the professional support to help you find employment including creating a personal statement and developing your interview techniques.
  • Take part in the opportunities for coaching, wellbeing and individual support.

January to February

  • Experience a different Key Stage in your school 2.
  • Work alongside a teacher with support from your professional mentor.

March to June

  • Return to school 1 for your final placement.
  • Work alongside the teacher in the classroom to hone your skills and teach your class under the guidance of your professional mentor.
  • Meet with your SCITT professional tutor.
  • Receive further offsite training including your wider professional roles.

Last week of June

  • Take part in offsite challenge days working alongside your secondary colleagues.
  • Develop an understanding of the skills you will need to become an outstanding teacher.
  • Prepare for your NQT transition.
  • Graduate as a qualified teacher ready to take employment.

Apply to become a Teacher

The process is simple:

1. Check entry requirements.

2. Log on to UCAS Teacher Training.

3. Use the DfE search tool to find all our courses.


Professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy need to be completed before starting training.

Secured employment in a Hampshire school

The Solent SCITT and all partnership organisations are committed to safeguarding and promoting good welfare of pupils. We expect all trainees to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks to review suitability of working with pupils.


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