Enhancement Fortnight

Written by George, Secondary History SCITT Trainee


As part of the Endeavour Learning SCITT programme we have recently completed our ‘enhancement weeks’. For me, this started with a two day visit to Runshaw College. What I discovered was an environment with a greater focus on…

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Change is inevitable, even in the early stages of our teaching careers.

Written by Naadiya, Secondary MFL SCITT Trainee

After weeks of anticipation to start our second placement, we have already finished the first three weeks in our new schools. I was nervous to start my second placement at Burscough Priory Academy after having a great experience at my first…

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When Ofsted Call

Written by Katie Richardson (SCITT Trainee 2022/23)

The dreaded Ofsted call. The school had been expecting it, but still the atmosphere across the school changes in an instant, and meetings are called and held at short notice. All afterschool clubs and personal plans are cancelled. Quick…

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The Art and Necessities of Training to Teach

Written by Sharna, Biology 2022-2023 


Science has been my passion and the backbone for most of my endeavours in life. So, it seemed the natural and almost inevitable next step to progress into teaching by enrolling onto the Endeavour Trust SCITT program. My first placement school is…

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The first 6 weeks of Autumn term 2022 - done!

Written by Emma, Secondary D&T 2022-2023

It’s hard to believe the first half term has passed so quickly but what an exciting journey it has been! Far more highs than lows and a satisfying reassurance that I am on track with my first placement school has given me the confidence to believe that I…

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Final Day for the SCITT Cohort of 2021/2022

Friday 24th June was the last day on programme for this year’s cohort of trainee teachers. All trainees had 15 minutes to deliver a presentation to their peers focusing on what they had learnt and how they have developed against the Teachers’ Standards. These presentations included…

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Coaching In Schools

Written by Chloe Hind – SCITT Trainee


I find it hard sometimes to speak in a crowd

So I thought I’d write a poem and not say it too loud,

About how Coaching in Schools has affected me

Both from a personal sense and professionally


A difference it’s made to me…

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A Trip to Nelson

Written by Rosie, Secondary Trainee


After a couple of false starts, myself and my colleague found the entrance to Marsden Heights Community College. It was worth the search, as what a fantastic school it was. There were around 1000 students there, with a high percentage who are learning…

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A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

Written by Laura (SCITT Trainee)


This week has not been easy. I believe that important lessons are learnt from mistakes and when things go wrong. This week they went very wrong.

Through my working life I have been told the 5 P's - Proper prior preparation prevents poor performance.…

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Advice for when you are invited to a SCITT interview

After spending much time and effort perfecting your application, you’ve submitted it to your three-top choices, and all your hard work has been worth it with an invite to interview.

Firstly, the best advice is to treat it like a job interview, in our case, SCITT programmes will most likely have…

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My First Job interview

Written by Rosie (SCITT Trainee) 

Who knew that when I clicked on the advertisement for a Teacher of Science, I would succeed in going on to interview and to secure my job starting in September - all from my very first teacher interview! The process was truly exciting, nerve wracking and…

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Changing Placements

Written By Jolie (Primary SCITT Trainee)

So, changing schools is hard! Moving from my first placement school to my second placement was one of the most challenging aspects of the course I have come across so far. 

I really had to adapt to a change of environment, teaching approaches and…

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