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Teacher training from Poole SCITT

Poole SCITT is a 'Schools-Centered Initial Teacher Training Course' leading to a Post-Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. Created through partnerships between participating primary schools across Poole, Bournemouth and Dorset and with Kingston University, to offer initial primary teacher training for up to 36 suitably qualified graduates. Ad Astra Infant School are the Lead School for Poole SCITT.

Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) as an official provider of initial teacher training, it has been graded by OFSTED as Outstanding in all areas. Validated for PGCE status, the course carries 'M' level credits towards a Masters degree.

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and educate future teachers to have a lifelong commitment to raising standards in schools by unlocking every learner's potential. Poole SCITT is committed to the inclusion of all eligible participants, regardless of sex, age, disability, sexuality, colour, religion or nationality. We welcome applications from ethnic minority and other under-represented groups.  

For more information about Poole SCITT, please visit the website at