Teacher Training

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) 

The Compton SCITT stands for ‘School Centred Initial Teacher Training’ and means that The Compton awards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to its growing number of trainees. 

SCITT trainee teachers work alongside MLT’s outstanding staff all year before qualifying as teachers. Senior teachers from The Compton and SCITT subject specialists from the SCITT Partnership deliver first class training in school each week. This ensures that trainee teachers engage with the best and most current educational research, which they then put into practice in their school placements. 

The SCITT’s strap line states that “trainees will receive an immersive training programme where they are working alongside excellent teachers with current and relevant experience.”  

The Compton SCITT partnership 

The Compton SCITT Partnership consists of 7 secondary schools: The Compton School, Southgate School, Stopsley High School, Finchley Catholic High School, Wren Finchley, JCoSS, Heartlands High School and St Mary Magdalene. 

Teacher training places for September 2022/23 

The Compton SCITT is offering teacher training places from September 2022/23 in: 

  • Biology 

  • Chemistry 

  • Drama 

  • English 

  • French 

  • Geography 

  • History 

  • Mathematics 

  • Physics 

  • Physical Education 

  • Spanish

Application Process 

The UCAS application window, for the 2023-24 academic year opens in October and includes all secondary subjects (11-16). Only applications made through DfE Find and Apply can be considered. 

Entry Requirements 

A UK honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent overseas degree verified by The UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills (UK ENIC). 

  • The degree must comprise of a minimum 50% of modules in the subject area you wish to train to teach 

  • A standard equivalent to a grade 4 in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics 

  • Applicants who do not have standard GCSE certificates, or recognised equivalent qualifications, will need to take an equivalence test


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