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The Cheshire East SCITT offers an 11-16 training programme with post 16 experience.


Trainees are placed in a range of highly supportive and inspirational learning environments to enable them to develop the rigour, professional knowledge and skills necessary for the delivery of creative and challenging teaching and learning. Our training sessions are delivered by expert colleagues, most of whom work within our partner schools and so they will be sharing with you what they know works in the classroom.


Cheshire East SCITT is based at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and works in partnership with 16 high-performing schools in Cheshire East and Staffordshire.

Some of these schools are nestled within the beautiful Cheshire countryside but can be accessed easily from the M6 and frequent train routes from Crewe and Manchester.


Being attached to a high school means that you will have opportunities to work with our students on training days and observe lessons within the school.

“If I knew someone who wanted to do a teacher training course, I would send them to you.” 
Quote from Ofsted research visit 2021

What our trainees say...


“I leave my training knowing that I have made a positive impact on the future adults of this world.”

“This SCITT programme has given me the skills and confidence to begin my journey as a science teacher. I have enjoyed every day of my training and I would highly recommend this route to anyone who is considering a career in teaching.”

“I joined the SCITT with so many concerns, reservations and doubts. I have left the SCITT a teacher with bags of confidence and energy.”

“I'm delighted to have trained with Cheshire East SCITT; I honestly do not think I could have found a better provider.”

“Cheshire East SCITT has prepared me for a successful career in teaching through a supportive, challenging and personalised approach to training.”

“The SCITT has provided us with countless opportunities to develop ourselves personally, and as professionals. I cannot thank the SCITT enough for their unparalleled support to trainees and would wholeheartedly recommend them as a provider.”

“I would recommend Cheshire East SCITT to anyone doing their teacher training year. All the staff are incredibly supportive and friendly. Throughout the year I have received excellent training, and feel well prepared to do an NQT year.”

“For me Cheshire east SCITT was the perfect choice to embark on my teaching career. Being able to be in school from day one with excellent support really allowed me to be my best as a teacher and as an individual. Not only has the programme allowed me to become a teacher, it has given me a journey that will always stay with me.”

“I have found that the unwavering support that I was provided, both in school and by the SCITT provided has been outstanding, if I ever felt lost, they would put me back on the right track again.”

*You can read more from our past trainees in the testimonials section”.



Our high-performing partner schools are based throughout the Cheshire East and Staffordshire region and include a free school, two single sex schools and two faith schools. All the schools are located within easy travelling distance of each other.


This alliance of schools enables us to offer a unique blend of opportunities.  Our trainees are able to experience a diverse and contrasting range of school-centred teacher training experiences.


Our Partner Schools include:

Map of Cheshire East SCITT Partner Schools
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