How well do we perform?


The most recent Newly Qualified Teacher Survey

The Government surveys teachers during their first year of teaching. It asks a range of questions related to the quality of the training they received. For the 4th year running we have come top in the 'Overall Quality of Training' Ratings, out of 214 ITT providers across the country.

Overall National Rankings in the NQT Survey

quality of training

Ofsted Outstanding 2016

The key strengths of the primary partnership are:

  • inspirational leadership that models and secures outstanding personalised training, professional development and pastoral support for trainees so that NQTs enter the profession as highly competent and confident professionals
  • the in-depth ‘learning conversations’ conducted throughout the training programme that develop trainees as highly reflective practitioners and promote effective learning for pupils in the classroom
  • trainees who are knowledgeable, reflective and resilient practitioners and able to confidently teach pupils of all abilities so that they make consistently good progress in learning
  • the well-trained school-based mentors and tutors from partnership schools who are involved in the training and development of trainees and the support and ongoing development of NQTs
  • the well-established educational research on which the training programme, which is up to date and highly practical, is based – it ensures a dynamic training programme that is carefully tailored to meet the needs of each trainee and develops in them a comprehensive range of personal and professional skills that gives them the best possible start to their teaching career

Our External Examiner

Key Strengths of Devon Primary SCITT are:

  • The combination of strong inter-personal communication and the use of data to track, monitor and intervene to assist trainees.
  • The strength of the partnership and the high quality of leadership.
  • Robust procedures which nevertheless accommodate the specific needs of trainees and their particular circumstances.

John Stephens - Headteacher of a DPSCITT Partnership School

I feel that Devon Primary SCITT chooses excellent candidates to enter the teaching profession. We are fully committed to the school based nature of this training. Due to its structured development of trainees throughout the training year, it provides high quality teachers. You know as a Headteacher, that when you receive a job application from a DPSCITT trainee you are receiving high calibre candidates, several of whom we have employed within our school.

Mike - School Based Tutor

I'm the School Based Tutor at Woodlands Park Primary School in Ivybridge. My role is to oversee the development of the trainees within the school. Each week I meet with the trainees in an individual seminar meeting. This may take the form of suggesting teachers to observe, helping the trainees to reflect on the lessons they have taught/observed or giving advice for helping to address their own individual needs. I feel the rigour, expectations, time spent within school and the high quality training that the SCITT course provides prepares the trainees fully for when they become qualified and have their own class. Not only that, but during the course of the year at the school the trainees become valued members of our school community.