Employment-Based School Centred Initial Teacher Training for schools
Connex Education offers a quality-led solution to the very real teacher recruitment crisis. A two-year programme training high calibre and committed graduates, taking them from trainee teachers to qualified teachers. Your trainees will benefit from industry-leading training and can be shaped to match your school ethos from the beginning.
What are the benefits of Employment-Based SCITT?
Frequently asked questions
Our selection process is a combination of rigorous background checks, including an enhanced DBS, references, Barred list and NCTL checks, in combination with a competency based interview, and an English and Maths test. Once settled in the school, the candidate will undergo a further interview to be accepted on the PGCE course
The school will commit to using the candidate in line with our experience progression model to build their skills prior to the start of the PGCE year. During terms 4-6, the school will assign an NQT mentor, and follow the process outlined. We also expect the school to provide the candidate access to the whole school CPD provided to permanent members of staff. We also require you to assign a mentor to the candidate, similar to any trainee teacher. We will provide all training necessary for mentor. The trainee teacher will also be required to work in another school for 6 weeks during year 2 of the programme. We ask that you host another trainee teacher from another school during this time.
The training in year one introduces teaching and behaviour management skills. In year two, they will follow an accredited PGCE programme. Training is provided via a blended mix of web-based technology, face to face and 1-1 coaching/mentoring and residential study weeks.
After successfully completing the two year programme, the school has 3 options: 1. Release the NQT if there is no need in the school 2. Employ the candidate on a FTC or permanent contract with no introduction fee 3. Keep the teacher on a supply basis.
If the candidate is deemed unsuitable for your school or chooses to leave mid-programme then there is no extra charge. We will if required, find a suitable mid-programme replacement.
We do! The price you pay per day, covers all fees, from PGCE costs to paying the trainee teacher, and all associated costs.