MERIT logoWe work closely with our colleagues at MERIT (Minority Ethnic Recruitment into Teaching) supporting BME candidates through the selection and interview process.  Staff from MERIT attend selection and recruitment days and offer guidance and support to trainees at Gateshead Primary SCITT.

For further information please visit the MERIT website .

Contact Us

Gateshead Primary SCITT 
Lobley Hill Primary School
Rothbury Gardens
NE11 0AT
Tel:  0191 4334081
Fax: 0191 4334082


I believe one of the benefits of being a School Direct trainee is that it gives you the opportunity to experience teaching in a range of range of year groups within one school.  This allows you to be fully immersed in the daily routines of that school and understand what it is like to be a teacher, as well as part of a school community.  I have had nothing but positive experiences and support in my time on School Direct. 

Robert (2014/15 Trainee)