The Sheffield SCITT’s Secondary Courses covers all the main secondary subjects at 11-16 (Maths, English, Sciences, History, Geography, RE). The courses are led by Notre Dame High School in Sheffield in partnership with staff from six other local good and outstanding schools, therefore we are able to draw on a team of serving outstanding teachers to deliver the programme.
The course was written and overseen by Laura Bullars, SCITT Manager. Laura’s teaching style and the fast track career she has followed is the inspiration behind the course. Laura quickly became the Head of Maths at Notre Dame High School - a maths department whose national reputation led to Hallam TSA leading the South Yorkshire Maths Hub. She became an Assistant
Headteacher after only 7 years of teaching. Our course is aimed to help highflying graduates follow her flight path.
Partner schools are finding trainees who have been through this course are better prepared for the rigours of being a newly qualified teacher. Our trainees get snapped up for jobs - many in the schools who train them and they are quickly progressing through their careers with past trainees often becoming the mentors of new trainees.
The course is based on a full year in the classrooms of partner schools with weekly training sessions at Notre Dame. Trainees will work across Key Stage 3 and 4 in two different school settings to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
In additional to QTS we offer a flexible Master’s degree programme with 60 Master’s level credits with partner universities. The Master’s Modules can be certificated as a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) or kept open to work up to a full Master’s degree later in the career.