Welcome and IntroductionIt is our pleasure to welcome you to the CLF School Centred Initial Teacher Training Programme (SCITT). We are an innovative, authentic and highly respected training provider passionate about training outstanding teachers and leaders of the future.
Teaching really is the best job in the world. Not only do you get to spend time with the most creative, funny, inquisitive and interesting young people, but you get to make a difference on a daily basis. Teaching has the potential to transform lives, including yours!
Cabot Learning Federation is a diverse network of local Primary and Secondary Schools in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset who are working collaboratively to offer the best possible education, outcomes and life chances for the young people and communities we serve, irrespective of background or circumstance. Read More
As a school-led provider we offer an immersive experience from the very start of your training. We aim to match the right trainees to the right schools and will always place trainees in partnership schools for their main placements. A dedicated team of subject and phase mentors will work with you through your journey offering personalised guidance and support to help you achieve your goals.
The CLF SCITT programme leads to Qualified Teacher Status, training primary and secondary teachers through a one-year school-based postgraduate training programme.
School experience balanced with weekly centre-based training delivered by an array of practicing teachers, Specialist Leaders of Education and Subject specialists enables us to provide a training programme that is current and relevant drawing on up-to-date educational research and practice. Our support and guidance does not end once you have qualified. We offer a comprehensive suite of training programmes throughout your career taking you from newly qualified teacher to headship. It is an absolute privilege to work with teachers as they progress through the profession. Read Less
Frequently asked questions
No. If your degree is not at least 50% related to the subject you would like to teach we will usually require you to have at least an AS and/or A Level (or equivalent) in the subject.
It is likely that there will be a requirement to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course (SKE), depending on your chosen subject, if you do not have a degree in your subject or if the degree was awarded over 5 years ago.
The majority of centre-based training will take place at the CLF Institute, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9JH.
Placements will be in local CLF and partnership schools in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.
Training days are usually from 9.00 – 4.00.
While on placement, there will be an expectation for you to align your start and finish times with your team. This is usually around 8.00 – 5.00.