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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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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What we look for in an application

A Teacher Training application isn’t a five-minute task, it can take a time and effort to do it justice and it really needs to demonstrate your passion for teaching and the reasons that led you to your decision to apply.  There are no right reasons, everyone has different motivations, whether…

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Interview Process Reflection

Written by Chloe (Current SCITT Trainee) 

I have to admit my heart sank a little when I received the email that decided my fate! I would be one of the chosen secondary SCITTs to be interviewed in front of the rest of the trainees. Having been in a school setting from September, I thought it…

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First Placement Reflections

Written by Chloe (Current SCITT Trainee) 

Well, what a Term!  When deciding to train through the SCITT route I was keen to be thrown straight into the hustle and bustle of school life and I was not disappointed! I could have never imagined that just within this short amount of time I could have…

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14 weeks of Teacher Training

Written by Laura Bench (SCITT Trainee)

So... 14 weeks in to my teacher training and I love it! I am not going to say it has been a lot of work as there is a lot to learn, plan, adapt, update, reflect on and improve but at the end of every day I am reminded that teaching is a vocation and it is…

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End of Placement Reflection

Written by Rosie Coupe (SCITT Trainee)

Diving head first into the world of teaching has been one of the most challenging things that I have done, despite this, I have loved every single minute of it.

During the first couple of weeks, I was observing different teachings in both my department…

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Classroom Skills and Lesson Planning

Written By Sky Gwynne (Primary SCITT) 

I have had an excellent week! As well as gaining vital classroom skills, I have also had the opportunity to attend our Year 6 parents' information evening. This allowed me to meet and introduce myself to the pupils' parents and explain my role within the…

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Form group and lesson planning breakthroughs

Written By Chemistry Trainee Tracey McCormick

This last week has felt like an incredibly intense week, with many challenges but also many highs. I have found developing a teacher-student relationship with my form group very challenging.  However, I have persevered every day with a warm friendly…

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SCITT cohort experience Primary School teaching

Written by Steph Ashton

I think most aspiring teachers consider or wonder what it would be like to teach at a primary school. For our SCITT cohort, this week was our opportunity to experience a day in the life of a primary school teacher over at Middleforth C of E Primary School. 

We were…

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