Our Primary PGCE

“Trainees and NQTs demonstrate high-quality skills in planning appropriate, interesting and well-structured lessons which motivate pupils to learn. They use assessment effectively to identify what pupils have learned in each lesson and use that information well to adapt the planning for future lessons. They recognise their responsibility for ensuring that pupils make progress and consistently adjust their teaching well to take account of pupils’ different starting points and the ways in which they learn best.” Ofsted, November 2016

If you enjoy the challenges that young children bring, then our Hampshire based, outstanding training programme (Ofsted, November 2016) is for you!

100% of our trainees are employed and all complete their year as good or outstanding trainee teachers, eager to begin their career in teaching and who continue to do well throughout their professional journey.  

It is our firm belief that an excellent Primary school teacher enjoys seeing children curious, engaged and growing in all aspects of their learning.  Early child and brain development is a fundamental and coherent strand of our training, both centrally through SCITT training and from your support and development in schools.  You will make a difference every day to the children you  teach, irrespective of their backgrounds and circumstances.  We offer a PGCE programme with children at its heart.  

The full time one year Primary training programme commences in September. Successful completion of your training with us will result in QTS, along with a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) at Masters level. The University of Chichester, who make the award of the PGCE, are involved in the development and moderation of the PGCE assignments and the Quality Assurance of our programme.

In addition to the academic support available we support your health and wellbeing through; a resilience training package; professional coaching; a high level of pastoral care; subsidised gym membership and selected free gym opportunities on training days.

Enrichment subjects are available – find out more.

Further details on the training year can be found here.