Brentwood School is delighted to be working with an esteemed national School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider - the National Modern Languages SCITT.

Through this collaboration, we are opening doors for aspiring educators seeking a dynamic and hands-on approach to their training. Unlike traditional university-based routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), the SCITT programme offers a uniquely immersive experience where trainees can anticipate not only theoretical learning but also practical application on their two placements in our Partner Schools. Moreover, they will engage in fortnightly subject-specialist training sessions at Brentwood School, providing a supportive and collaborative learning environment. This distinctive model ensures that our trainees gain a comprehensive understanding of the profession through the lens of Modern Foreign Languages, blending theoretical knowledge with classroom experience, setting them on a path towards becoming highly effective and confident practitioners.

National Modern Languages SCITT

Brentwood School is the North East London and Essex Hub for National Modern Languages (NML) SCITT. NML SCITT is the only national SCITT provider for languages. Following this programme, trainees have a mix of academic learning and practical experience and will spend more time on placement in schools, providing them with more hands-on experience in the classroom. Trainees will receive training from leading experts in how to teach modern foreign languages and partner schools are drawn from the best independent and state schools in the local area. Languages offered with our Hub include French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. There is a national shortage of language teachers (DfE bursaries are available), and graduates from SCITT programmes are highly sought after, putting trainees at a real advantage when looking for their first job. We would welcome applications via DfE Apply, or for more information, please visit

Further information about the Hub

Would you like to visit the Hub to find out more before submitting an application? Reserve a space on one of our upcoming Taster and School Experience days via the DfE Get School Experience portal.

If you have any queries, please contact Reina Campbell: [email protected].

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