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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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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Inclusivity in the Classroom

Written by Jess Hancox, Secondary SCITT trainee


This week, I taught my full timetable for the first time, including my first year 10 lesson! I think the most nerve-wracking thing I did this week was when I went into my placement school’s sixth form to talk to the year 13s as part of their…

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Research Informed Practice

Written by Rosie Coupe, Secondary SCITT trainee


This Friday we had the pleasure of meeting Amjad Ali, a motivational speaker who has over 30K followers on twitter! (@TeachLeadAAli).  Most importantly, for four days a week, he is still a member of the teaching team at his school.


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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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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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