In partnership with the Encompass –the inclusive Teaching School Alliance in South-West Norfolk, we have developed two training routes which combine all of the strengths of our primary SCITT provision with the opportunity to develop professional skills and understanding in one of our partnership Special Schools:

Primary Tuition Fee Training with SEND Specialism

This new route to QTS and PGCE includes a 6-8 week placement in a Complex Needs School. Trainees follow the Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT primary core training and have their first and third term’s placements in mainstream primary classrooms. Their second placement, of around 6- 8 weeks in the Spring Term, will be in a Complex Needs School working with primary aged pupils. Trainees will also have the opportunity to extend their knowledge of SEND by visiting other, high quality, complex needs schools and learning about their specialist practice.

Primary Salaried Training with SEND Specialism

Trainees will spend 50% of their time in a mainstream primary setting and 50% in a special school. The assessment process will give equal weighting to attainment within each of the two settings.

SEND specialism trainees will attend primary core and subject knowledge training on one day per week. This core training will be enriched by a series of additional training days based within outstanding special schools. Topics covered will include:

  • Sensory integration.
  • Differentiated planning to meet individual needs.
  • Positive behaviour management within a Special School setting.
  • Safeguarding and disability.

Further details of this specialism are also available on the Encompass website.

In order to be considered for a place on this route, you should submit your application through Encompass on UCAS.