Career Development

As our training is entirely school-based, you end up completing much more time in schools and become very familiar with the realities of a classroom.

Throughout our course you will spend approximately 130 days in schools on any full-time programme and approximately 160 days in school on the two-year part-time programme.

Your time on placement is tailored to your specific needs and allows you to progress at a manageable pace, informed the training you receive. By the end of the course, your skills and teaching experience will be substantial to enable you to successfully transition into your Early Career Teacher (ECT) role.


Early Career

Beyond your teacher training year, our Early Career Development Programme is a structured programme of learning and activities to help our newly and recently qualified teachers to build the strong foundations they need to develop as outstanding practitioners.  The programme draws explicitly on the research that has informed the new Ofsted framework and training for Ofsted Inspectors.  It also has links with the Early Career Framework drawing it together with the local contexts to ensure the programme meets the needs of our teachers and, in turn, our learners. 

Leadership Development

EAST SCITT provides a clear pathway of professional development towards leadership roles in schools, from leading a team to leading beyond an organisation. Former EAST SCITT trainees will in time, have the opportunity to study a range of qualifications that provide national recognition of leadership development and professional achievement. i.e. National Professional Qualifications for Middle Leadership, Senior Leadership & Headship.

Through our multi-academy trust schools, we also provide flexible and bespoke leadership development support to meet a school or academy’s individual needs and drive school improvement priorities. We specialise in talent development and succession planning and aim to develop future leaders to meet the most pressing needs across the sector. Programmes are shaped for and by school leaders and underpinned by international research and thinking.