Primary School Centred Initial Teacher Training



Placements on the Tuition PGCE ITT route into teaching are available in the primary phase, both within Barrow CEVC Primary and in a range of schools across Suffolk, through the Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT (School-Centred Initial Teacher Training) and The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network SCITT programmes.

Placements on the School Direct Salaried route may also be available. Before applying for the Salaried Direct programme, applicants must have the support of a school that is able to make a significant contribution towards their salaries.


For financial information regarding Initial Teacher Training, please see the following links to our partners’ websites:

Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT – Finances

The Cambridge Teaching Schools Network SCITT – Finances

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language –  Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent qualification).*
  • GCSE Mathematics – Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent qualification).*
  • GCSE Science – Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent qualification).
  • A UK first degree (or equivalent) – normally 2.2 or better (or equiv.360 CAT points.)

Different teacher training providers may have their own entry criteria or stipulate further requirements regarding your degree.

* Please note Level 2 Adult Numeracy & Literacy are not accepted as an equivalent qualification.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

It is a condition of all ITT courses that trainees must have a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before commencing training. In the case of School Direct Salaried, the employing school will arrange this with trainees. For those on student based courses, arrangements for completing DBS check applications will be explained as part of the selection and induction process.

Why train with ConnectED@Barrow?

We have a broad range of experience and expertise in Initial Teacher Training. We have a good track record of supporting and nurturing trainees into outstanding teachers. Successful trainees will often go on to work within their host school or group of schools, although there is no absolute guarantee of this

We offer:

  • High quality teacher training, delivered in collaboration with providers rated good by Ofsted
  • A blend of teaching experience in schools informed by high quality centre-based training
  • Training by experienced and outstanding classroom practitioners
  • An award of Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • The opportunity to excel in teaching – last year 67% of trainees qualified with a grade of ‘Outstanding’
  • Very good employment prospects within local schools

How to apply

All applications for  must be made via the Government’s Apply for Teacher Training website