As a teacher training leader, I’ve had the privilege of guiding over 400 aspiring educators on their journey to becoming teachers. Each year, a new cohort of trainees arrives with a mix of excitement and nervousness, eager to embark on a transformative path. But this year was different. This year, my own son was starting school on the very same day.
Becoming a teacher through the SCITT has been overwhelmingly positive, filled with support and invaluable experience. The guidance and growth opportunities I encountered throughout my training have been pivotal in shaping my career trajectory.
Whether you are fresh out of education, or on a new career path, your first term as a trainee teacher will be an exciting one. Read more about the journey here.
Applying to Become a Teacher John Taylor SCITT trainee, Megan Snell, talks about her application process when applying for the Primary Programme. Megan offers advice on applying early and getting prepared for your upcoming course. I applied to JTSCITT in October, having taken the summer to complete my research into teacher training. The JTSCITT offered […]
The Whole School Training, The Department Meetings and The Staff Room Applications for the John Taylor SCITT cohort of trainee teachers for 2023/24 opened this week and we were really pleased to receive a high number of quality applications on the very first day across a range of subjects and routes that we offer. As […]
Isostatic Rebound: Initial Teacher Education in the Post-Lockdown Landscape The world is constantly evolving and consequently the social and cultural challenges that education faces is forever changing. The delicate equilibrium of the Earth is dependent on many interlinking factors, the education system that the next generation deserve. Over the last 18 months the stability of […]
Interviewing for an initial teacher training (ITT) position is potentially a nerve-wracking experience for all.
With changes to the ITE Core Content and Ofsted Inspection framework the John Taylor SCITT Central Team across both the primary and secondary routes set about re-designing our course.
From Sports Coach to Trainee Primary Teacher “Miss” “Where’s Miss” “No, you” “Me? I’m not a Miss, I am a Mr, Mr Jeffery” “Oh, Mr Jeffery” This is a conversation that I had on a weekly basis during my time as a Primary Sports Coach. This was something that I predominantly found in Key Stage […]
So I’m currently sat on a flight from Krakow to Birmingham, after an emotionally charged day visit to Auschwitz, reflecting on the messages Rabbi Epstein shared with us.