Headteacher: Mr Inman


School Direct places are available in the following routes to train within the Buile Hill Visual Arts College Scitt from September 2018:


SCITT Recruitment Event in March

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Art & Design (3827)
Chemistry (3828)
Computer Science (3829)
Design & Technology (382B)
English (382C)
English Salaried (2P6F)*
Geography (382D)
History (382F)
Mathematics (382G)
Modern Foreign Languages (382H)
Physics (382J)



Buile Hill Visual Arts College Mission Statement

Outstanding pupil progress is held at the core of the Buile Hill Visual Arts College SCITT. Our trainees are skilled at observing learning, have an acute understanding of what makes people learn best, and teach intuitively, enabling all pupils to progress ‘beyond expectations’. Our aim is that the trainees, as well as their pupils, will go ‘beyond expectations’ in terms of the progress that they make. Outstanding teaching leads to outstanding progress.
Entry Requirements for School Direct
An Honours Degree (preferably a 2:2 degree or above)
GCSE A*-C in Mathematics and English Language

Skill Tests

All applicants who successfully pass the interview stage and are made an offer of a place on the SCITT will be asked to complete numeracy and literacy tests within three months of any offer being made. You can find more details via this link http://sta.education.gov.uk/


School Experience

We will be looking at applications to see if you have had any school experience. This is extremely beneficial to applicants to get an insight into how a school is run.
We would recommend you to try and visit at least one school, but if you are unable to, it may be made a condition of your offer to gain some experience.
* For the salaried English route we will be looking for applicants to have at least two years experience of working in a school (for example as an Unqualified Teacher, or a Cover supervisor).

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Sometimes applicants who are made an offer of a place will be required to gain additional subject knowledge enhancement; this is within the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, MFL and Geography. These attract a bursary and more details can be found by following this link https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske-courses

Placements Whilst Training

Whilst you are training you will complete two placements, Placement A1 will take place during the autumn and summer terms and tends to be at the same school within our alliance. Placement B will take place during the spring term and will be with a contrasting school, again within our alliance.
You will also complete three weeks of enhanced placement which involves spending a week at a Primary school, a week in a Post 16 setting and a week at a Special School within our alliance.

Bursaries and Funding

There is financial support available for trainee teachers, you can get up to £30,000 tax free while you train. Details of the available bursaries can be found here:

Success and Employment Rates

All of our trainees have successfully completed the course and were awarded QTS.
100% went into employment following the course, with a large number of the trainees gaining employment with one of our alliance schools.


Buile Hill Visual Arts College

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