Support While You Train to be a Modern Languages Teacher

Support before you even apply

We understand how important it is that you get support while you train to be a modern languages teacher – as well as during the application process. From the moment you join us, you will be supported by an experienced and friendly team, from the SCITT Director and lead teachers to the admin personnel and school based mentors.

Our dedicated and experienced team will guide you through all the necessary paperwork and support you every step of the way. They will check your qualifications, advise you on fees and funding, as well as which documents you need.  It can seem daunting at first, but we have lots of experience of supporting trainee teachers as they take their first steps along their career path. As well as helping you with your initial application, we can signpost you to information about childcare and accommodation. This could be through our partner, Sheffield Hallam University, for those trainees based in the city, or through our partner schools across England.

Even when you are considering applying to us, please do contact our team – as they can give you lots of information and advice about your application.

Support during the course

You start your course with familiarisation days which are a great chance to get to know everyone. During this early induction period you will be encouraged to get to know your peers and develop your own close knit family of fellow trainees across the partnership, who will act as invaluable support while you train to be a modern languages teacher, and later on as you progress in your career. One of the unique features of our course is that all trainees are focused solely on the teaching of modern languages. This gives you the opportunity to develop your own support network with other linguists, who face similar challenges.

You will have subject specific training with your lead teacher and seminars with university lecturers. Our experienced and caring leaders and staff will be able to help you with all aspects of the course and support you personally if the going gets tough.

Support during your placements

Within your placement school, you will have the support of each individual school’s Initial Teacher Training Co-ordinator, who will look after you whilst in school and who will ensure your in-school training programme meets your needs. You will also have a school-based mentor who will meet with you formally once a week as well as support you throughout your time in school.

Support when applying for your first job

When it comes to applying for jobs, we will give you all the support you need with applications and interview techniques to help you secure your all-important first job.

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