Why Train With Us?

Our trainees are highly sought after with:

  • 100% employment
  • 96% retention rates to the profession
  • 73% become teachers in local schools

Thus helping to meet the supply and demand of teachers in the local area.

What Makes Us Unique?

Special Educational Needs

The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT is led by Dove House School Academy Trust an outstanding special school and a unique feature of this training programme is the emphasis which we place on the knowledge of Special Educational Needs.  It enables trainees to develop a SEN specialism which will provide an excellent knowledge base for employment both in mainstream and special school environments.

“The culture within the school is fantastic and the attitude towards learning is the highest I’ve witnessed. The school aims to “make a difference” for every student and their families alike, it reinstated the reason why I wanted to become a teacher and gave me some fantastic work ethics and new teaching practises which I have taken back to my school.”

Trainee Teacher


BASCITT has a 100% employment rate and a 96% retention rate. 73% of those trained on the programme to date have been employed in a Basingstoke schools alone.  A number of our former trainees have secured promotion after just one year teaching!

“The trainees we receive from the programme are always professional, motivated and enthusiastic and we have employed many of the students who have trained with us, due to their outstanding qualities.”

C.Edwards, Headteacher, Brighton Hill Community School


Personal and professional support provided by the leadership team, subject board tutors and mentors in schools ensure that training is individualised.  Where a trainees individual need has been identified, the BASCITT offer an Individual Needs Assessment.  Members of the BASCITT team, together with the placement school mentor and SCITTCo meet with the trainee, discuss areas for support, discuss strategies for support and implement any reasonable adjustments.

Equality and Diversity is celebrated at BASCITT.

“A training programme that has the well-being, development, and progression of its trainees at the very heart of all it does.”

Trainee Teacher


The strong collaborative relationships established within the partnership of schools drawing on the best practice to support the trainee teachers.

“A network of outstanding practitioners who have worked tirelessly and seamlessly to support trainees through both the rewards and challenges of teaching.”

Trainee Teacher

Mentoring and Coaching

High quality mentoring and coaching that challenge and support trainees to achieve their potential and to provide professional development opportunities for teachers.

“The exceptional quality of the mentoring is what sets this course apart. I’ve received more encouragement and support over the past year from my mentors than in 25 years working with major UK companies.”

Trainee Teacher

The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT together with Dove House School Academy (lead school) and its partnership schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all trainees and staff to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices also reflect this commitment and at least one member of the interview panel will be Safer Recruitment trained.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks that may also include an online search along with our relevant compliancy checks.