WISE ITT has served initial teacher trainees in the North East for over 12 years, previously known as Town End Teaching & Support Alliance (TETSA). We are now working with the National Institute of Teaching at North East SCITT as an initial teacher training delivery partner.

Our partnership with North East SCITT offers a fully immersive school-centred programme where aspiring teachers will be in the classroom immediately. 

We can also offer specialist, outstanding ITT training in the 3-7 age range with the expertise of our Great North Early Years Stronger Practice Hub colleagues at WISE Academies. 

What we can offer you


The school-centred programme training plan is designed by NIoT and delivered by both North East SCITT & WISE.

This school-centred approach into teaching is an exciting opportunity to train as a primary teacher in good and outstanding schools alongside highly experienced teachers and mentors. 

Over the course of your training, you will gain experience in more than one school and teach across different year groups within your training age phase.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are required to have, or are expected to gain:  

  • A degree from a Higher Education Institution - GCSE English Language, Mathematics and a Science at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above. 
  • Graduates will need to be able to demonstrate a real aptitude for teaching.  
  • Applicants can apply from any degree subject discipline; however, applicants will need to demonstrate how the skills, knowledge and understanding developed within the degree are applicable to teaching.  
  • Applicants who are currently retaking a GCSE or awaiting a degree classification will be offered a conditional place if successful in interview until the grade can be confirmed.  
  • Admission is subject to a suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and a satisfactory health check.

Experience working with children in a school or other settings will enhance your application. A reference containing a strong recommendation that they are suitable to train as a primary school teacher.  

In addition to the academic qualifications, we will consider the full range of knowledge, skills and prior experiences of every application in judging whether the applicant is capable of meeting the requirements.

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How to apply

When you apply to us, you are applying to the National Institute of Teaching both at NIOT@North East SCITT for the age ranges of 7-11 as a central provider for our region and to NIOT@ WISE ITT for the age ranges of 3-7. We will select the most appropriate placement following a discussion with you at interview. Please apply for one location only.

We reserve the right to select the most appropriate placement and will discuss this at interview.

If you would like to apply to train to teach with WISE ITT, visit Apply for teacher training - GOV.UK and search for us using the following codes-For Primary age 3-7 quote code Z492 and for Primary age 5-11 quote code 28P6.

Or for more information from us, please contact us at traintoteach@wiseitt.com

Once you have applied on the DfE, ‘Apply for Teaching’ page, we will be notified of your application and an interview date will be sent out to you within a day or so.

Our Partner


We are delighted to be a direct delivery partner of North East Learning Trust (NELT) and North East SCITT for Initial teacher training. NELT are an outstanding provider of ITT Primary & Secondary provisions and were ranked fourth in the country their ITT provision by The Good Teacher Training Guide.


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