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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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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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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Assignment one completed!

Written by Laura Bench, Secondary SCITT trainee


What a week! Working on our full trainee timetable and a multi-faith daytrip, culminating in my presentation towards my PG Cert module credits on Friday morning. I will be honest my priority was always on the QTS not so much the master's…

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