Secondary Teaching

We are able to offer outstanding training across all Secondary curriculum areas. From Dance to Physics, we have expert practitioners in all areas to support and develop your skills and expertise. Our courses prepare trainees to teach in the 11 – 16 age range (KS3 & KS4) together with some 6th Form teaching experience). Psychology, Health & Social Care and Business Studies trainees are prepared to work in the 14-19 age range (KS4 & KS5).  


Please note that some subject areas are extremely competitive (PE, English, History) and we advise all prospective trainees to apply early. 

“If you’re considering applying for a school centred teacher training programme, I would highly recommend it. It is dynamic and rewarding, you will learn a substantial amount from different members of staff, including those outside your own department. In addition to your subject specific training, you will have a pastoral role to fulfil; this is hugely beneficial and definitely adds another dimension to your training. 


As a Newcastle SCITT trainee, you feel a part of the school and are treated as a full member of staff. It has been an incredible experience for me so far and I would recommend it to anyone considering a career in teaching.”


Sacred Heart Newcastle SCITT Trainee - 2017/18


Our Training Commitment to You

  • A dedicated mentor overseeing every aspect of your development. 


  • Regular feedback, subject knowledge and support with your lesson planning. 


  • Subject and phase experts, offering advice and support throughout the year 


  • Staff in your school who are dedicated to your development 


  • Access to your dedicated SCITT Tutor and the central support team 


  • Continuous support and guidance to build your confidence and pedagogy  


  • Advice and ongoing support in effective behaviour management

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"The programme at Sacred Heart exceeded my expectations. The level of support that is given by all members of staff involved is outstanding and the mentors are well educated in what is required for their students to succeed."


Sacred Heart Newcastle SCITT Trainee - 2015/16

Black & Minority Ethnic Recruitment

We are very keen to support potential applicants from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds who are interested in going into the teaching profession. You may like to contact us directly for further advice on how we can support you or seek specialist support from our partner organisation MERIT (