Skip to content ↓

What makes us different?

What do our trainees say about us?

''Training with the London District East SCITT has been a life-changing experience. The guidance, support and overall ethos of the alliance is exceptional. It gives you all the tools to embark on your teaching journey".

"Gives you the opportunity to have real, in class experience from day one, with support from trained mentors that guide you through every step of your teaching journey".

“London District East has an exceptional support system in place. You instantly feel like you are part of a family and there is a fantastic network of incredible colleagues that are there for you every step of the way on your teaching journey.”

This course is different from other courses because:

  • We are a small SCITT and therefore our partnerships and relationships are very strong, and we can offer bespoke packages according to need
  • We welcome both experience in primary schools and career changers
  • All trainees are signed up to a well-being package throughout the year
  • All training is delivered by specialists in their field who are still practising
  • It is a full time course, with most of the training and practice based in schools
  • 1 day a week is out of school to learn about evidence based research based on classroom practice
  • Trainees are allocated a Mentor and a Tutor to support, develop and challenge them through the course
  • All Mentors and Tutors are trained in Instructional Coaching 
  • Assessment will be based on observations, feedback and action steps and your practice against the Teacher Standards, using the ITT Core Content Framework.
  • Tutors will visit every half term to support you and formatively assess your progress. Every term there will be a summative assessment when you will be expected to orally present your progress against the 5 areas in the ITT Core Content Framework, to show your progress against the Teacher Standards
  • Trainees use a portal to communicate and show evidence of weekly meetings and observations 
  • Trainees will spend 6 weeks in an alternative school in a different phase in the Spring Term, as well as experience in a Secondary School  and a Special Needs provision 
  • PGCE assignments are set and marked by the University of East London who will award the PGCE

Pearson National Teaching Awards
Newham educators, school, sports academy and trust all win national teaching awards

MIND Gold – achieving excellence
The Gold award is given to employers who have successfully embedded mental health into their policies and practices, demonstrating a long-term and in-depth commitment to staff mental health.