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SCITT Hub

Brentwood School is delighted to be working with two esteemed national School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) providers—the National Modern Languages SCITT and the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT.

Through these collaborations, 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 programmes offer 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 weekly or 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 their subject specialism, blending theoretical knowledge with classroom experience, and setting them on a path towards becoming highly effective and confident practitioners.

National Mathematics and Physics SCITT

Brentwood School is the Essex Hub for the National Mathematics and Physics (NMAP) SCITT programme, a Department of Education (DfE) initiative designed to give Mathematics and Physics trainees the best experience during their Initial Teacher Training. Trainees will be based in schools with bespoke subject specialist training programmes, delivered by outstanding practitioners and in conjunction with national subject associations. On successful completion of the programme, trainees will be awarded both QTS and PGCE. Brentwood School and its partner schools will be offering supernumerary training places with the NMAP SCITT in Mathematics and Physics for which DfE bursaries are available. We would be delighted to receive applications via DfE Apply. For more information, please visit www.beateacher.co.uk.

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 www.nationalmodernlanguages.com.

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

Visit our Hub page on the NMAP SCITT website here or our Hub page for NML SCITT here.

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


Current SCITT Vacancies

Mathematics Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date: August 2024
Apply by:  June 2024

We are looking for both career changers and recent graduates to train as Mathematics teachers.

Brentwood School is the Essex Hub of the National Maths & Physics SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical national shortage of Maths and Physics teachers. This SCITT programme stands out from traditional teacher training methods in several ways:

  • Trainees are immersed in the school environment from day one, culminating in the attainment of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from the University of Buckingham upon completion.
  • Trainees undertake a main school placement at one of our partner schools across various sectors (comprehensive, grammar, and independent), along with a six-week placement at a contrasting school.
  • Engage in four days of teaching per week, complemented by a fifth day at Brentwood School for specialised subject and professional studies training, designed and delivered by leading practitioners. Embrace a highly subject-specialised course with 13 days of dedicated mathematics training throughout the year.

Successful applicants will receive a £28,000 bursary for the training year, subject to eligibility. For those who have been out of education for some time, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses of varying durations are available, with additional bursaries available.

To qualify, candidates must hold UK settled status and possess a UK first- or second-class bachelor’s degree (or its overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. A genuine passion for the subject and a desire to work with young people are also essential qualities.

For further information please email Reina Campbell ([email protected]).

Book taster sessions here (including a course introduction and observation of classroom teaching).

Further information about NMAPS and general information about teacher training is available on the Get Into Teaching website.

Applications can be submitted at DfE Apply.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

Physics Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date: August 2024
Apply by:   June 2024

We are looking for both career changers and recent graduates to train as Physics teachers.

Brentwood School is the Essex Hub of the National Maths & Physics SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical national shortage of Maths and Physics teachers. This SCITT programme stands out from traditional teacher training methods in several ways:

  • Trainees are immersed in the school environment from day one, culminating in the attainment of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) from the University of Buckingham upon completion.
  • Trainees undertake a main school placement at one of our partner schools across various sectors (comprehensive, grammar, and independent), along with a six-week placement at a contrasting school.
  • Engage in four days of teaching per week, complemented by a fifth day at Brentwood School for specialised subject and professional studies training, designed and delivered by leading practitioners. Embrace a highly subject-specialised course with 13 days of dedicated physics training throughout the year.

Successful applicants will receive a £28,000 bursary for the training year, subject to eligibility. For those who have been out of education for some time, Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses of varying durations are available, with additional bursaries available.

To qualify, candidates must hold UK settled status and possess a UK first- or second-class bachelor’s degree (or its overseas equivalent) in a relevant subject. A genuine passion for the subject and a desire to work with young people are also essential qualities.

For further information please email Reina Campbell ([email protected]).

Book taster sessions here (including a course introduction and observation of classroom teaching).

Further information about NMAPS and general information about teacher training is available on the Get Into Teaching website.

Applications can be submitted at DfE Apply.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

German Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:    June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school German teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

Spanish Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:   June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school Spanish teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

French Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:   June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school French teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

Mandarin Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:   June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school Mandarin teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

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