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We are the only accredited Teach First School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider in the region. 

Why have we partnered with Teach First?

With 20 years' experience as the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country, TeachFirst have a reputation for excellence in everything they do.  Their teacher training is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and they have worked with a range of educational experts and school leaders to develop this high quality, research-led SCITT programme.

Teach First's mission is to make our education system work for every child.  They help people develop into inspiring teachers, supporting them every step of the way as they discover their potential.  For nearly two decades, Teach First has been training teachers in low-income areas across the country who have had an exceptional impact on their students.

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What is the structure of the course?

Click below for an overview of the core programme.  Please note this is a one year course

Which subjects do we offer?

The Riverview Institute for Teacher Education (RITE) supports students to train on the SCITT scheme in every subject area offered by TeachFirst. The quality of Course Leads and Subject Mentors is outstanding and they have a track record of excellent coaching and excellent care. You can train to teach in:

  • Primary (age 3-7)
  • Primary (age 5-11)
  • Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)
  • English (Literature and Language)
  • Maths (Maths and Statistics)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Music
  • MFL (German and French)
  • PE

What area does RITE cover?

We are the only TeachFirst accredited SCITT provider in the Humber region. Riverview schools are based in Barton, which is on the corner of four local authorities - Hull, East Riding, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire. SCITT students can train in their local school anywhere in these regions, as long as that school is happy to work with us as the TeachFirst SCITT provider.

You may know TeachFirst as an organisation that only works with schools in the most disadvantaged areas of the country but this is not the case for the SCITT scheme - all schools are eligible for SCITT students.

Training with RITE and Riverview

The Riverview Family of Schools, of which RITE is one component, contains primary, secondary and alternative provision schools for children from 3-16. We also have close links with Wyke and Franklin Colleges, both of whom have excellent regional reputations for post-16 success. We have all of the settings needed to provide SCITT trainees with a broad and varied teacher training experience.

Riverview has been working with TeachFirst for many years and have an enviable reputation of retaining every trainee in the teaching profession. 75% of our trainees have already started their leadership journey by the time they have completed their teacher training.

Baysgarth School is the hub of Riverview and RITE. We are an oversubscribed 11-16 community school which has achieved outstanding results for nine years running and is considered as one of the top schools in the Humber region. We have increased in size from 700 to 1,000 students in less than a decade and reside in brand new buildings with the latest technology for all of our teachers in their classrooms. We have plans for further expansion to allow up to 1,200 students to enjoy our high quality teaching and learning.

Riverview is not afraid to take risks and we have an innovative curriculum that is based on the firm foundations of our own Learning Model. Trainees benefit from superb induction, bespoke CPD and high quality mentoring from experienced, high quality teachers and leaders.

Why choose us?

Our schools are happy, vibrant places where staff enjoy coming to work and students learn and behave well. One of the senior TeachFirst mentors recently told us, ‘I left the classroom a few years ago to work for TeachFirst, recruiting and training students across the country. I travel around the country visiting schools and if I was ever to get back into the classroom the only school that I would consider joining would be yours’.

  • 100% of our TeachFirst trainees complete their courses and stay in our schools as permanent employees
  • We are the only TeachFirst accredited SCITT provider in the Humber region
  • High quality induction and mentoring programme
  • Schools within our family provide all of the broader experience that you need as part of your training
  • Flexible enough to work with a school local to you if they want to be affiliated to our TeachFirst SCITT programme
  • High quality teacher training from outstanding professionals who still spend the majority of their time teaching in the classroom
  • Learning to teach in some of the top performing schools in the Humber region
  • Our schools have bespoke CPD programmes and in-house leadership development programmes to support you as you develop your career
  • Instructional coaching designed to improve your practice in manageable chunks to build your confidence
  • Currently, 10 TeachFirst trainees in our family of schools so excellent peer support as well as support from your mentors and course leads
  • TeachFirst are the largest national teacher training organisation with two Ofsted Outstanding judgements to their name

Our staff surveys show how positive our staff are compared to national averages. We believe that teaching is the best job in the world but also one of the hardest so we go out of our way to support our staff with a strong work life balance and a passion for their wellbeing. Here are our staff responses compared to the TES national survey on teachers:

Survey Question TES National Survey of Teachers 2023 Riverview Staff Survey 2023
I feel confident performing my role 58% 98%
I really throw myself into my work 64% 94%
Staff have good relationships with students 71% 94%
I have a voice in my workplace 49% 95%
My achievements are acknowledged 28% 88%
I have opportunities for development 30% 96%
My workload is manageable 68% 86%

What are the Entry Requirements?

The be eligible to apply, you will need:

  • An undergraduate degree, or equivalent
  • The ability to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the subject you are applying to teach, either through your degree qualification, your A-Levels or relevant experience
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths GCSEs, or equivalent qualification

All offers are subject to satisfactory results from necessary pre-employment checks.

Fees and Financial Support

The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 were £9,250.

The tuition fees for UK/EU students are typically £9,250 per year (Full-Time). 

You will be registered as a full-time student throughout the programme so have access to lots of student benefits, as well as a student loan to cover your fees, subject to eligibility. Depending on your subject and qualifications, you may also be eligible for a bursary or grant to support you throughout your training find out more here

The government produces information every year on the financial support, scholarships and bursaries that are available to support individuals financially to train to teach. These financial benefits can be up to £26k depending on your degree qualification and the subject in which you are training to teach. Ex-members of the armed forces are also eligible for financial support to train to teach. More information can be found here.

We encourage potential applicants to research more about funding options here

How to Apply

Applications for September 2024 places are now open!

Contact us to find out more: