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Train to Teach




Train to Teach at This School


Holme Community School is a key partner in the Ripley TSA SCITT, a school-centred teacher training provider, and you can train to teach here from September 2019.


This highly successful teacher training programme, graded Outstanding by Ofsted, is designed and delivered by primary school leaders in Lancashire and Cumbria. Our vision is to develop outstanding teachers with the skills and knowledge needed by our schools now and in the future.


We are now recruiting trainee Primary teachers for September 2020 on either our full time or part time route. You can also earn a £6000 bursary if you want to specialise in mathematics. 


Get more details at:

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Key Information for Primary SCITT Enquiries:


The programme:

12 months full time, no part time option

Placements in 3 different schools

4 days a week in school, one day a week training

All training designed and delivered by expert primary teachers and headteachers

PGCE online distance learning with Leeds Beckett University

SCITT awards QTS


Entry Requirements

GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade C (now grade 4) or above

UK Bachelors degree or equivalent, ideally 2:2 or higher


Professional Skills need to be passed before the programme starts but not before applying

Enhanced DBS and barred list checks will be needed before starting programme

Medical check also needed before starting programme


School experience – we are no longer allowed to demand this, but we can support potential applicants by giving them school experience so that they can be sure this is the right career choice for them!



£9000 for PGCE and QTS

£7500 QTS only


Tuition fee loans available via Student Finance England

Bursaries may be available, see website for link to DfE info


How to Apply

Via UCAS Teacher Training, which is open for applications from 9th October 2018


Why Choose Ripley ITT?

Ofsted Outstanding in every category (November 2017)

High success rates for trainees, high employment rates and excellent career progression

As a teaching school we provide ongoing support beyond initial teacher training


For anything you cannot answer please direct them to Mr Dewar-Willox or:


Julie Bostock SCITT Director tel 01524 64496 ext 1074

Jayne Partington SCITT Administrator tel 01524 64496 ext 1075