The tutors have made me feel that I can approach them with any concerns or questions.
They are always willing to help and go above and beyond.


The Primary programme is managed by Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and we have lots of vacancies and host schools waiting for a 2022 start.

The programme takes place over an academic year, starting with induction in August and ending with our qualification celebration in the summer. Every Friday, your core training takes place in and around the SCITT’s associate schools and then you spend the remaining four days in your host training school, working with your team and your classes. You gradually assume responsibility for your teaching over the course of the year but the pace of this is tailored for trainees from all backgrounds. Our primary school partners can be found on the ‘Partners’ menu and these (and more) are the schools which may be available to host your training.

We offer a number of different courses, all of which lead to Qualified Teacher Status.

All routes (below) come with an additional option of a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) awarded by the University of Hull. The training calendar and key tasks are the same for fee-paying or salaried trainees and the optional PGCE qualification takes the fee total to £9250. Trainees opting for this route are required to do extra academic assignments. The guidance for these is given in extra academic writing sessions, provided by University of Hull staff. We recommend the added academic structure this element brings and it is also worth 60 Masters Credits.

The School Direct Training Programme (Salaried)
– Salaries start from £18,419

SD (salaried) is for high quality graduates, usually with at least three years’ relevant work experience, although this doesn’t have to be in schools. Your training school pays you a salary during your training but this is a work-based route into teaching and so you will have your own solo timetable from the beginning of the year. These places are scarcer as the cost to the school means that Head Teachers usually only offer salaried routes to candidates already known to them.

This programme will lead to the award of QTS. (PGCE option available – see below) SD (salaried) route runs as a full time 1-year course and there is the likelihood of employment at the end of it. Prospective candidates are expected to be career changers, who can bring valuable skills and experience to the profession.

Provider-led (SCITT) Training Places (Fee Paying)
– Fee to train: £8,250

The SCITT provider-led route is a fee-paying route but can be funded by tuition fees which may be obtained from the Student Loans Company (SLC) or directly from the Trainee or sponsor. This programme will lead to the award of QTS (PGCE option available) and runs as a full time 1-year course. There is no commitment to employment on this route although many trainees on this route have been snapped up by schools in our association.

The Assessment Only Route (AOR)
– Assessment cost: £2,500 

Award for QTS in age range 3 – 11 (Primary)

This is not a training programme but a route to assessment for applicants currently working as teachers in schools but who do not have QTS. Candidates must be currently working in a school and have a minimum of two years’ full time teaching experience across at least two schools. Applicants must have the support of the headteacher to evidence their suitability to teach as well as their ability to evidence all the standards for QTS without the need for any further training. All other national teaching criteria (GCSEs, degree, ability to prove fundamental English and Maths proficiency etc) must be fulfilled.


You will have access to student loans to cover your training for all except the AOR.

For more information on the training route / requirements / funding, please see the A Guide to School Direct and its associated documents available on the Teaching Agency website

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The Deepings SCITT
The Deepings School,
Park Road, Deeping St James,
Peterborough, PE6 8NF

01778 342159


The Deepings SCITT

The Deepings School,
Park Road,
Deeping St James,

Contact Us

01778 342159