We all learn the ‘concepts’ very quickly – the hard part is putting them into practice, under pressure and daily. Being in school right from the start allows us to get a lot of observation and practice, which we then reflect on during our Professional and Subject Hubs at the end of the week. The Professional and Subject Tutors are all excellent teachers, and the small Subject Hubs allow focused and deep reflection which really helps our practice right from the start.
Liz Mayorga, now in her second year teaching at Whitgift
I have found the Professional Studies sessions to be of invaluable support during my training year. The sessions given by guest speakers from other schools hav been particularly beneficial, and the support and advice from the SCITT organisers have really helped me move forward in my training
Jodianne Griffiths, MfL trainee, 2016-17
'I really enjoy the experience of working with young people. I love the fact it is different everyday. It is varied, challenging and intellectually stimulating whilst working in a supportive and caring environment'
Karen Roberts, now teaching at Norbury Manor for Girls
'I completed my teacher training last year via Schools Direct within the Sutton SCITT. I was in two school placements within the Sutton alliance where I spent 3-4 days weekly including professional studies training and went to university for subject sessions. I felt really supported in both my placements and at university. I had weekly meetings with mentors where we would review my targets, reflect on achievement and set new targets. Training sessions were useful with teaching ideas and strategies in different areas: AfL, behaviour management, SEN, EAL'
Carmen is now a teacher at Glenthorne High School