Welcome to the
Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT

If you are looking for professional ‘hands on’ teacher training then the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT could be for you.

Based in Bingham, Nottinghamshire, our SCITT offers school based Primary and Secondary Teacher training in a range of schools and subjects.

Whether you are interested in School Direct or SCITT, the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT offers you a chance to train in a variety of city and county schools.

The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT pathway offers an unrivaled package of support and professional development to all trainees that we have called "The Big Seven".

To find out more about the NTS, our different pathways and "The Big Seven", explore our website, get in touch or come and visit us at one of our open days.

“At Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT, we don’t just train people to complete their Initial Teacher Training; we aim to advance their skills and knowledge. This ensures all trainees develop classroom confidence, techniques and personal skills that will enhance their future career prospects. Our core purpose at the NTS is that through School Based Initial Teacher Training we are creating outstanding teachers and school leaders of the future.

As an ITT training provider, we are fully committed to ensuring all trainees feel confident and well-supported by investing in over twenty different deliverers of specialist educational training, ranging from Executive Head Teachers, subject specialists and outstanding teachers. We also believe that through school-centred training we can ensure that every trainee receives continuous support throughout their placements. We believe that all children deserve the best education possible, therefore it is essential that we provide the best teacher training opportunity too.”

Treena Philpotts
Director of the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT

Open Days

The best way to find out what the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT can offer is to come and visit us. All events are open to both School Centred ITT applicants and School Direct applicants.

Teaching Taster Days

Teaching Taster Days are an ideal opportunity for anyone considering a career in teaching and are available for both Secondary (at Toot Hill School in Bingham) and Primary (at a variety of our partnership schools).

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School Experience Weeks

Toot Hill School offers a variety of opportunities to people considering a career in education and are pleased to offer a week's work experience for those interested in teaching, considering a career change or for anyone who has already applied for a place on a teacher training course.

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The Big Seven

Here are seven great reasons to train with the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT:

First class school based training leading to QTS with PGCE and Masters credits

Access to a wide range of schools offering a varied cross phase experience

An international experience visiting a different education system

Leadership development courses and mentoring

Excellent support networks tailored to your needs as a trainee teacher

Opportunities for paid employment in schools whilst training

Living and working in Nottinghamshire

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Pathways to Teacher Training

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (PGCE & 60 MA Credits)

Core and School Direct routes

We offer School Centred Initial Teacher Training across a range of Nottinghamshire Schools in partnership with the University of Nottingham.

This allows you to train in schools, through classroom based experience with the support of a school based mentor, securing a PGCE qualification with MA credits at the end of the year.

You can train in the following subjects:

Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Design and Technology, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL (French, German and Spanish), Physical Education, Physics and Social Sciences.

To find out more about the benefits of training with the Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT please click below.

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Why Teach?

For many people teaching is the best job in the world.

It's a job where you can make a difference, using your skills and knowledge every day.

Teaching is a profession that allows you to be creative and innovative. Imaginative lessons and a passion for your subject can make a real impact on the lives of the students you teach.

Teachers are well paid, with good starting salaries and the profession offers excellent opportunities for career development and promotion.

Teaching is an exciting, dynamic and challenging profession, but don't just take our word for it...

“The NTS offers such great value for money, without a doubt I have made the right choice for my ITT year. They value trainee teachers and have invested so much into our development.”

Jonathan Weedon (Geography)

“I never realised how much fun training to teach would be. It has been really valuable training to teach with existing teachers who bring the sessions alive with interesting stories and ideas… no two days are the same.”

Daisy Young-Alls (English)

“We are not just training to teach… we are training to become outstanding teachers.”

Matthew Porter (History)

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  • NQT Training Session 1: Behaviour for Learning

    Our first NQT session of the year was a huge success. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces

    Phil Hunt (Assistant Head, Garibaldi School) delivered an engaging and active session on Behaviour for Learning, with a particular focus on dis-engaged pupils. There were a number of strategies to take away and our NQTs all left keen and eager to implement them in their classrooms.

    It was a joy to see the collaboration between NQTs from such a variety of schools and they were all keen to discuss a range of teaching strategies as well as reflect on their teaching practise.

    We can’t wait to see you all again after Christmas – keep an eye out for the next date in your diary!

    “Fantastic session which has allowed us to reflect on our own practice.”

    “Great Session - will definitely try and implement strategies in my classroom.”

    “Good quality videos and opportunities to learn from more experienced professionals.”

    “Lots of de-escalation strategies given, will try to apply instead of forced immediate consequences.”

    Posted 30/11/2017 by Main News

  • Amazing Subject Knowledge Development!

    NTS trainees continuous push on developing curriculum specific subject knowledge

    Our latest Subject Day at NTS was a real hit with the trainees, who had the opportunity to further enhance their subject specific knowledge around the the theme of ' Demonstrating Good Curriculum Knowledge'. The Science Lead Tutors set up an amazing day of experiments across Biology, Chemistry and Physics for an afternoon of awe and wonder with the trainees in their department and the Modern Foreign Languages teachers were busily communicating in a number of different foreign languages! 'Time spent in our subject groups is so useful and rewarding' and ' super useful - great to have so many teaching resources shared' were some of the positive comments received in our feedback. Thanks Subject Leads - we are looking forward to the next Subject Day in December already, when creative differentiation will be on the menu!

    Posted 20/11/2017 by Main News

  • Away training day at Newark Academy

    Trainees enjoy visiting school and meeting staff and pupils

    One of the benefits of NTS SCITT is being able to show trainees a variety of schools across our multi academy Trust during training away days. On Friday 13th October the 2017-18 cohort had the opportunity to visit Newark Academy, meet the staff and children and hear about the growth and successful development of the school from Andy Seymour (Headteacher). School prefects gave trainees in subject groups a fantastic tour of the new building and they were pretty wowed by the high levels of pupil engagement. In the afternoon trainees completed an observation task exploring ways pupils made progress and aspects of differentiation and assessment for learning. A huge thanks to the staff and pupils in making us welcome!

    Posted 18/10/2017 by Main News

  • Trainees make a successful start in partner schools

    New schools; Newark Academy and Garibaldi join NTS to host trainees.

    Cohort 3 of NTS have made a great start in new school placements. This year we welcome 2 new schools to join our partnership and already ITT trainees are experiencing fabulous mentoring and school placements. On 13th October all trainees have a core training away day at Newark Academy and have a chance to meet the Headteacher, staff and children whilst touring a new school setting and observing pupils making strong progress during lessons.

    Trainees have been able to compare experiences and have been able to learn and share great teaching and learning through online and face to face interaction. NTS pride themselves on enabling all trainees to experience a diverse range of school settings in order to support their personal development; you never quite know where your next inspirational idea will come from!

    Posted 04/10/2017 by Main News

  • Class of 2018 complete 3 week 'Induction'

    Cohort 3 of NTS Secondary ITT make a fantastic start

    Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT gave a warm welcome to the new trainee cohort of 2017-18. During the 3 week induction period trainees took part in a huge variety of interactive sessions including: Safeguarding/Prevent, Assessment for Learning, Behaviour management techniques, Voice/ body language training and Creative ways of teaching and learning. Such sessions were delivered by over 15 different specialists. They attended a 'subject specific' day and met their subject tutors for the first time. Next stop...Primary placements before moving onto placement 1 secondary schools.

    Posted 20/09/2017 by Main News

  • Core Training Day at Djanogly City Academy

    Fantastic Training Day at DCA

    On Friday 5th May, we spent a fascinating day at Djanogly City Academy learning how to 'Teach like a Champion' Doug Lemov-style. The trainees had the opportunity to learn how to 'increase their radar' in the classroom and to use a range of innovative ' non - verbal cues' to create positive behaviour for learning in lessons. The afternoon session provided an interesting insight into a range of EAL strategies . Thanks to everyone for their input and support - a great day!

    Posted 08/05/2017 by Main News

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