We have an excellent heritage as an accredited ITT provider and in the 21 years we’ve been operating we’ve had superb results.
In 2015 we were named by the ‘Good Teacher Training Guide’ as one of the Top 10 teacher trainer providers in the country and the second best primary teacher trainer nationally.
Our course completion, employment and trainee satisfaction rates have been consistently high. We believe this is down to our commitment, capability and credibility, which is underpinned by our ethos of bringing out the best in every individual.
You’ll be in school from the first day of the new school year, and as such you’ll be very much part of the team, treated as a member of staff and joining in with staff meetings and development days. You’ll also be given a comprehensive induction programme, so you can familiarise yourself with all that’s expected of you.
Our weekly professional studies and subject knowledge programmes give you the perfect opportunity to meet and network with your fellow trainees, and are essential to developing your skills and knowledge as a teacher. We offer full training in areas such as learning technologies, special educational needs, lesson planning and behaviour management.
You’ll be supported by two mentors in school – one from your phase area and another senior member of staff. This is your opportunity to create a personalised training programme which will meet your own specific learning goals and ultimate ambitions. As a primary Maths specialist part of your training will be delivered by East Midlands West Maths Hub and you will benefit from the support of a Primary Maths Lead Practitioner.
Practical and academic skills are assessed throughout the course via various methods including lesson observations, directed training tasks, mentor assessments and formal assignments (PGCE).
“I would highly recommend the George Spencer SCITT course to anyone that is interested in classroom teaching. My training was, by far, the most challenging but most rewarding year. The commitment, individualism and, most importantly, support that was in place for me as a training teacher was excellent and couldn’t be faulted.”