Train to Teach

As a group of schools committed to delivering outstanding teacher training, STCAT extends its passion for engaging and personalised learning into a high-quality teacher training programme. We are Xavier teach Southeast logoinvested in supporting aspiring teachers to fulfil their potential within the nurturing environment of one of our Trust schools. Working with Xavier Teach SouthEast, STCAT offers the ideal balance between learning from skilled classroom practitioners in good and outstanding schools alongside curriculum experts in their field.

Our ITT programme values the individual’s experience; once you join us in one of our Trust schools, you will be supported by experienced and well-trained mentors within the supportive culture of our schools. As one of the lead Early Career Framework Delivery Partner schools for Teach First we are also in a strong position to support teachers in making a smooth transition from the point of entry to the teaching profession into their early career.

Why Us?

You may have made your mind up about becoming a teacher, but with so many providers and courses on offer how do you choose the right option for you? So, why us?

Our ITT course provides the best subject experts in their fields and exceptional classroom practitioners. 

The course centres around learning on the job in school, observing experienced mentors first-hand and engaging in professional dialogue in order to develop your own practice. 

With two school placements throughout the year, the course offers you the opportunity to progress across the full primary phase to train with the wider Xavier Teach SouthEast Partnership and we will provide…


We guarantee you will be given continuous support and guidance during each stage of your school-based training. Expert teachers and subject teachers will be with you every step of the way, mentoring and steering you towards a positive final result.


You get to be part of a teaching team from day one. We will ensure that you gain invaluable ‘on the job’ training in at least two of our Trust schools so you get the most varied experience to help you succeed in your teaching career.


Get a fantastic grounding that will see you train in specific teaching methods in line with the national curriculum.

Finally, our unique ETHOS.

Every school in the Trust is committed to a strong ethos which is to place the child at the centre of all that we do. Throughout each day of your training you will see first-hand the importance of developing children in a very nurturing and caring environment.