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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Friday Conference and Mock Interviews

Back by popular demand, this week our Friday conference started with 'Chesterfield Time'; an opportunity to reflect on the week and give insight to our peers on how we might have handled situations differently. We then spent the morning discussing the important, yet thorny issue of Fundamental…

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Returning to SCITT Friday Conference Sessions

Written By David Bryant (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Welcome to the blog three months in the making … well sort of. This week, schools reopened to pupils for the first time since December 18th, and as such the Endeavour Learning trainees returned home to Tarleton for our usual Friday Conference…

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Placement Reflection

Written by Stephanie Ashton (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

As our first placement comes to an end (again), it has been worthwhile to reflect on how far we have come as trainee teachers.  

It would be quite easy to focus on what we have missed out on by not having time in the classroom, but this is…

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Being a trainee teacher during a global pandemic

Blog is written by Stephanie Ashton (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Whilst it can feel that January has around 300 days, I must confess that for me it has gone by pretty quickly. It has been a whirlwind tour of online teaching, finding new resources and discovering new ways to communicate effectively…

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Teacher Training during Lockdown

Blog written by Joe Mayor (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Despite the unusual times we find ourselves in, it’s great to be back! In a week as unpredictable as it was challenging for teachers, there was one thing the Endeavour trainees could rely on… Chesterfield time: the weekly opportunity to reflect…

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Applications and Interviews

Blog written by David Bryant (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Dust down your CV, select your fanciest tie, and polish your shoes, because it is time for the interviews! Due to popular demand, this week’s session in Tarleton was focussed on letters of application and interview technique, and what it takes…

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Assessments

Blog written by Naomi (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)


“Assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning.” – Dylan William, Embedded Formative Assessment


This week’s Friday Conference with Endeavour Learning was delivered by Roger Gwinnet and focused on an overview of assessment. The irony…

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PGCE Assignment

Written by Viviana Scholtz (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

After months of preparation, the due date for our first PGCE assignment is here!                                                                                  

Today, we get to share and demonstrate many of the things we have learned…

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Focusing on SEND

Blog written by Joanne Grime (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Today in our Friday trainee conference we had a session with Amjad Ali focusing on SEN/D, which was great timing for me as we have an assignment due next week in which I am focusing on a SEND need. As I have already been researching ideas on…

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Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Blog written by Jack Turner (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

This week’s Friday Conference with Endeavour Learning SCITT, focused on Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE). We all spent the day with experienced subject specialists. In Science we worked with Tarleton Academy’s Head of Science, Tony Houghton,…

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SCITT Trainee Conference

Blog written by Matt Dicker (SCITT Cohort 2020/21)

Emily Hunter returned at the perfect moment for me in today’s trainee conference. At the end of each school week, which on placement runs from Monday to Thursday, I get the chance to sit down with my mentor and discuss the last four days. We…

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