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Welcome to the Tommy Flowers SCITT

Graded an ‘outstanding’ provider of primary and secondary teacher training in Milton Keynes by Ofsted in December 2017, the Tommy Flowers SCITT invites you to find out about our primary and secondary PGCE courses and Assessment Only pathways.

Working in partnership with schools across Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, our teacher training programmes provide access to outstanding training, mentoring and pastoral care. We create varied experiences for our trainees that will set them up to be excellent teachers for the children of Milton Keynes. We aim to nurture trainees into exceptional teachers who develop positive attitudes to learning and behaviour in their pupils, have strong subject and professional knowledge and engage their classes with enthusiasm and energy. With a 100% employment rate following completion of the course, our Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), ‘often exceed levels of performance expected at such an early stage of their career.’ (Ofsted 2017).

After 10 months intensive training with the Tommy Flowers SCITT and our partner primary and secondary schools, our trainee teachers are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in partnership with Northumbria University.

Our trainees come to teaching with a broad range of experiences. Some have just graduated from university but perhaps have family in Milton Keynes, others are moving to the area for the first time. Many have been working or volunteering in schools already and others are having a change of career after working in other industries.

No matter your background, if you have a passion for teaching, are organised and hard-working, please explore our courses further, book a place on an information event and contact us to find out more about studying with the Tommy Flowers SCITT.

Come to an Information Event!

Book a place at one of our information events to find out more about becoming a teacher in Milton Keynes and to meet our Partnership Managers.

Why train with us?

Discover more about the Tommy Flowers SCITT, our team and what Ofsted, Headteachers and Trainees think of our course.


Explore our range of QTS and PGCE courses. Choose from primary, secondary or our Assessment Only programme for those with prior experience.

Case studies

Find out more about the different pathways our trainees have taken before training with the Tommy Flowers SCITT.

Routes into teacher training

Schools need their teachers to have a range of experiences and skills. That’s why trainees on the Tommy Flowers SCITT come from varied backgrounds and pathways. Some will have gone to university immediately after school and know that they want to train to teach upon graduation. Others have taken a different journey and have been employed in other careers before choosing to teach.

Read about the pathways some of our current trainees have taken.