Initial Teacher Training

We have been working with nine other schools in the South and West Norfolk area in a partnership formally known as:   Logo EncompassIn April 2014  Encompass was designated to be a National Teaching School. This will enhance our involvement with initial teaching training and provide further professional development opportunities for our staff.



The Bawburgh School has been a lead school offering School Direct Salaried (SDS) placements across a consortium of schools. We work very closely with Suffolk & Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) to provide high quality ITT which is predominantly school based. Successful candidates will be employed by one of the consortium schools for the period of training, with core training taking place every Thursday at a central location.

 Together we offer those with 3 years’ experience of work:

  • High quality teacher training – SCITT awarded Good with Outstanding by Ofsted 2013
  • A salary while you train
  • A blend of teaching experience in schools informed by high quality centre-based training
  • Training by experienced classroom practitioners
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Masters level credits
  • The opportunity to excel in teaching – last year 67% of trainees qualified with a grade of ‘Outstanding’
  • Very good employment prospects within local schools

Our consortium schools are spread throughout Norfolk – please see list below.  If you have any queries regarding School Direct, then please visit the SCITT website for further information at
Please note :

  • Applications should be made through UCAS and not directly to the school
  • training may not take place in the named Lead School but in one of its partnership schools


The Bawburgh School

Avenue Junior School

Bignold Primary School

Burnham Market Primary School

Catton Grove Primary School

Cringleford  CEVA Primary School

Easton Fairstead Community Primary & Nursery School

Eaton Primary School

Fakenham Junior

Harleston Primary School

Norwich Primary Academy

Scarning Primary School

Snettisham Primary School

St Martin at Shouldham Primary Academy

St Peter’s CE Primary Academy

Thomas Bullock CEVA Primary School

Toftwood Junior School