Partners We partner with many different schools across the north east

We work with a rage of partners for primary and secondary training, from those who offer placements, to those who select and recruit their own trainees. A direct application to Durham SCITT, or to one of our partners, guarantees the same high-quality training and support. Check the map to see the location of Durham SCITT and our recruiting partners. Click here for a list of placement schools. We work with schools right across the North East and North Yorkshire, as well as the Tees Valley. Therefore, wherever you are based we can always find a placement to fit your needs.

Eden Learning Trust (including Woodham Academy)

Ferryhill School, Merrington Road, Ferryhill, Co.Durham, DL17 8RW

One Excellence (Primary)

One Excellence Trust, Pentland Primary School, Pentland Avenue, Billingham, TS23 2RF

North East PE Partnership, North Shields (Secondary)

John Spence Community, High School, Preston Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 9PU

Areté Learning Trust

Station Road, Stokesley TS9 5AL

Norther Lights Teaching School Hub (Secondary & Primary)

Benedict Biscop CE Academy, Marcross Drive, Sunderland. SR3 2RE

Acklam Grange, Acklam

Lodore Grove, Middlesbrough TS5 8PB

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust (Secondary & Primary)

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education HQ, Turbine Business Park, Barmston Ln, Nissan Way, Washington, Sunderland SR5 3NY

Park View School (Secondary)

Church Chare, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham, DH3 3QA

Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership (Secondary & Primary)

Inspire 2 Learn, Normanby Rd, South Bank, Middlesbrough TS6 9AE

High Force Education

High Force Education Green Lane, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 8LG

Advance Learning Partnership (Secondary & Primary)

Advance Learning Partnership, Whitworth Lane, Spennymoor, Durham, DL16 7LN

Whitburn C of E (Secondary)

Rackly Way, Whitburn, Sunderland SR6 7EF

Lead Partner Schools

Our partnership schools are a crucial part of our training programme. We have worked with many of our schools for nearly 20 years and they support and nurture our trainees, helping them to become great teachers. Behind every new teacher is an amazing mentor and we make sure that all mentors are fully trained to enable them to support trainees effectively.

  • Eden Learning Trust
  • One Excellence
  • North East PE Partnership, North Shields
  • Areté Learning Trust
  • Norther Lights Teaching School Hub
  • Acklam Grange, Acklam
  • Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust
  • Park View School
  • Redcar and Cleveland Teacher Training Partnership
  • High Force Education
  • Advance Learning Partnership
  • Whitburn C of E

Interested in one of our courses?

If you’re passionate about teaching and want to embark on a rewarding SCITT teaching course, reach out to us today to explore your educational journey!

A Small Selection of our Placement Schools

We work with nearly 80 placement schools. This is so we can offer placements that are convenient for trainees. The list shows some of the placement schools we use regularly. We are adding new schools to our placement partners quite frequently, so please get in touch if you would like a placement in a school that is not listed. All trainees need to do two placements.

  • Woodham Academy Lead School
  • Prudhoe High School
  • Acklam Grange School
  • Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College
  • Belmont Comprehensive Community
  • Richmond School
  • Arts College
  • Seaham High School
  • Bishop Barrington School
  • St Bede’s Catholic School and 6th Form College
  • Consett Academy
  • St Hild’s C of E School
  • Dene Community School of Technology Durham
  • St Leonard’s Catholic School
  • Community Business College
  • St John’s Catholic Academy
  • Ferryhill Community Business College
  • St Roberts of Newminster
  • Framwellgate School
  • Staindrop Academy
  • Durham Greenfield School
  • Stokesley School
  • King James 1st Academy
  • Tanfield School
  • Macmillan Academy
  • Venerable Bede C of E Academy
  • Newcastle High School for Girls
  • Wolsingham School
  • Parkside Academy
  • Whitburn Church of England Academy
  • Park View School

Our Trainees feedback

"Seeing children responding to your teaching, planning and resourcing is so rewarding!"

Both of my parents are teachers and I grew up hearing their stories about how much they enjoyed the job. It was following my degree that I first considered teaching. I took up a football coaching position and worked with children on a daily basis.

James Alderson

Trinity Catholic College, Primary Trainee

"SCITT went above and beyond to support the Subject Mentor."

SCITT went above and beyond to support the Subject Mentor with joint observations, assistance with paperwork and additional meetings. Thank you for the wonderful experience this year. This is our first time working with your partnership and I cannot fault your support, guidance, and communication.

R Hartley

Trinity Catholic College, Primary Mentor

"I would most definitely recommend Durham SCITT… without hesitation!"

Durham SCITT is small enough so that everyone knows who you are, and what’s going on in your life, but big enough to give you all the specialist help and support you need. It gave me so much and I’m so pleased I chose to train at Durham SCITT.

Rachel Stephenson

Trinity Catholic College, Secondary Trainee

"My Subject Specialist was absolutely amazing."

I loved my time at Durham SCITT. It was hands on from the start and I knew I’d made the right choice - there was so much support. I’ve now been teaching for two years, and I can honestly say that Durham SCITT was a fantastic foundation for my teaching career! I felt fully prepared for my NQT...

Kayleigh Jobes

Trinity Catholic College, Secondary Trainee

"I was looking for a hands on experience where I could immerse myself in school life."

The training by SCITT leads has been exceptional all year! Although nerve-wracking, I enjoyed the micro-teaches and thought they worked well as a stepping stone before placements. The support given by the SCITT staff and the placement schools has been second to none.

Hannah Davison

Woodham Academy, Primary Trainee

"I’d heard really good things about Durham SCITT"

I’d always wanted to teach. When I was at school, I had some amazing teachers who were passionate about their subject and this got me thinking about teaching as a career. I’d heard good things about Durham SCITT - the opportunity to train to teach PE in a supportive environment where I could share ideas with other… trainees...

Chris Martin

Trinity Catholic College, Secondary Trainee

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