Welcome to Prestolee Initial Teacher Training

Joining #teampresto as an ITE trainee gives aspiring teachers the opportunity to work with one of the most innovative and successful teams of Teachers and Leaders in Greater Manchester. The name ‘Prestolee’ is synonymous with educational innovation, with the legacy of famous Head Teacher Teddy O’Neill continuing to this day through the work of Prestolee.

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Why choose Prestolee SCITT?    

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT BECOMING A TEACHER?
DO YOU WANT TO TRAIN WITH ONE OF THE OLDEST, MOST INNOVATIVE AND RESPECTED EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN GREATER MANCHESTER?

 

CALL US ON 01204 335756 OR EMAIL itt@prestoleetsa.org.uk

 

Joining #teampresto as an ITT Trainee will enable you to undertake your teacher training with an outstanding group, who will support you to discover who you are as a teacher and provide you with the necessary support and challenge to ensure you are preparing to be the best version of this you can be.

 

Prestolee SCITT received ITT accreditation in 2015 following many years leading on ITT as a School Direct Lead School. Led by outstanding Leaders and Teachers, our programmes offer the most up to date theoretical training paired with tailored teaching placements across our network of partner schools in Bolton and Greater Manchester. 

 

All trainees graduate with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), with or without a PGCE (+ 60 Masters Credits) from the University of Cumbria.

 

 

WANT TO KNOW WHAT OUR PAST TRAINEES HAVE SAID? HERE'S A SNIPPET:

 

"I have finally achieved everything I have ever wanted. Without the support of Prestolee and my super, fantastic class mates this wouldn't have been possible... My life is complete."

Gemma

 

"During the course I was given an amazing opportunity in that I am now the Year 3 Teacher at Prestolee. From being small I have always wanted to educate. The satisfaction I get from instilling knowledge into young minds gives me a sense of purpose and pride second to none. I am proud to be a part of #teampresto and know you would be too."

Alex

 

 

Applications to train with Prestolee SCITT are taken via the UCAS website

How to find our courses:

1. Visit the UCAS website via the link provided www.ucas.com
2. Click the ‘Teacher Training’ button
3. Select the ‘Find A Programme’ link
4. In the ‘Search for a training provider OR select a region’ box type ‘Prestolee SCITT’ and hit ‘SEARCH’

 

WE HAVE 2 PROGRAMMES, with a choice to teach either 3-7 (EYFS and Key Stage 1) or 5-11 (Key Stage 1 & 2)

 

Primary - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCE (UCAS CODE 2TD9)

 

Primary - Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) only (UCAS CODE 2TD8)

 

 

Prestolee SCITT has 3 key aims:

 DELIVERING QUALITY FIRST TEACHER TRAINING

IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING THE LEADERS OF TOMORROW

TRAINING THE BEST TEACHERS FOR THE LEARNERS IN OUR COMMUNITIES

 

We do this by designing and delivering a leading primary programme that pulls in expert input at every level, to ensure you are fully prepared to start your career in the best profession in the world.

 

 

Our partner schools:

We have a growing number of partner schools across Bolton and Greater Manchester, each with specially trained School-Based Mentors (see here), and your placements are organised with your residence in mind. You will have one main placement school, with a contrasting placement at another during the Spring Term.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics, English and Science (Grade C or above)

A Degree

Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy (a condition of offer) - we can help you with these

 

 

Details of the course and what you will get:

 

QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) enabling you to teach ages 3-7 or 5-11

PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) from the University of Cumbria

A one year, full time programme running from September to July

School-based mentor and Lead Mentor

Up to date theoretical training delivered by a range of experts from our Teaching School Alliance.

Tailored, hands-on classroom based training, guiding you to 3 core teaching blocks

Expert guidance and interview practice to support you into an NQT position

 

Tuition fees are £7,800 for QTS and £9,000 for QTS with PGCE.

 

 

Need help with your application? 

 

Visit us every Thursday between 3.30pm and 6.00pm (term time only) to meet with #teampresto, and receive feedback and advice on your application.

WE AIM TO ENSURE THAT ALL VISITORS BRINGING THEIR APPLICATION WITH THEM WILL BE INVITED BACK FOR INTERVIEW

 

Please email itt@prestoleetsa.org.uk ahead of your visit

 

QTS Skills Tests FAQs and how we can help

 

Every Thursday, between 3.30pm and 6.00pm, we also hold free, open sessions for QTS resource access and assistance. 

 

Access to our extensive QTS Library

Access to various practice papers normally payable

Practice tests taken in our mock-test controlled environment

 

Please email itt@prestoleetsa.org.uk ahead of your visit

 

Testimonials

  • "One of the greatest assets of this route is the chance to observe so much outstanding practice; I feel excited and completely ready for my NQT year as a result."                      Howie, ITT Graduate 2014
  • “The course produces high quality graduates expertly prepared for the demands and challenges of being a teacher in their NQT year”.

    Karen Graham, Head Teacher

  • "The trainees are extremely well informed through high quality training and mentoring both at Prestolee and in school."

    Philip Ivory, Deputy Head Teacher

  • "My time at Prestolee was invaluable and now I'm proud to be a member of staff here; the support network on the programme is fantastic"                                       Miss Rachael, ITT Graduate 2014