Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)

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Ripley ITT: Primary and Secondary Teacher Training

Train to become a primary or secondary teacher with Ripley ITT. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you become the primary or secondary teacher who makes a difference. We will provide a solid base of training to guide you through your training year, make excellent progress and ultimately, become a fantastic teacher who will impact future generations of children and learners.

Ripley ITT provides a number of routes to train primary and secondary teachers, including a core provider route, the teacher apprenticeship and assessment only pathway.

What does our programme include?

  • A QTS recommendation in 12 months
  • An online PGCE comprised of three modules
  • Observations of expert practitioners in school
  • A gradual approach to teaching to work at your own pace
  • Personal tutor and mentor support
  • An experienced Ripley ITT team, there to support you at every stage

Our support

Teacher training years are an intensive route into the profession and we’ll be here to support you through every step. You will be supported by a Ripley ITT personal tutor as well as an in-school mentor, who will provide coaching, planning support as well as ensuring your wellbeing is looked after and your workload is manageable.

Find out more

Recruiting the best primary and secondary teachers is our main goal. In 2022-23, 100% of our trainees/apprentices secured employment and we pride ourselves on developing the best teachers to put into schools in the region and across the country. If you know someone who shares that passion for teaching and learning, please share this email and booklet and guide them towards our application process of open events:



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7 September 2023

We are delighted to be able to share with you that Ripley ITT Teacher Training has been judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in their recent June 2023 report. Ofsted Inspectors reported that “trainees experience a first-class ITE curriculum at Ripley ITT. As a result, all trainees, including teacher apprentices, are exceptionally well prepared to assume their role as early career teachers (ECTs).”

Felicity Ackroyd, SCITT Director said:

“We are delighted that the inspection team recognised the excellent work that the Ripley ITT team, South Cumbria School Direct and our partner schools do to ensure exceptional training for teachers. Ripley ITT provides an essential service to the local community by providing excellently well- prepared teachers to local schools.

The Ofsted report identifies that ‘trainees flourish’ and ‘become influential and innovative practitioners, who are soon ready to take up leadership responsibilities’

We would like to thank the whole Ripley ITT partnership, including staff, governors, partner school staff, teacher apprentice partners and the trainees and teacher apprentices for their contribution to creating outstanding provision.

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