Reaccreditation: Celebrations for GSA SCITT
George Spencer Academy SCITT is extremely pleased to share that we have been successful in our reaccreditation bid for the delivery of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme, leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from September 2024 onwards.
This was an extremely challenging process within a short timeframe – we would like to take this opportunity to thank each and all of our partners who were part of this process, especially our SCITT partner schools, Lead Mentors and delivery partners.
Vice Principal of George Spencer Academy, Jules Gordon said,
‘George Spencer Academy has always been invested in training teachers and we continue to be impressed with all of those who have trained with us in the past and their journeys.
‘We are delighted to continue our offer of high-quality teacher training, unrivalled support, and excellent professional guidance to ensure a year of training becomes a lifetime of opportunity.’
As part of Spencer Academies Trust, we have delivered the ITT programme for the past 13 years, and have trained over 500 teachers.
Director of the Spencer Teaching School Hub, Tammy Elward commented,
‘The reaccreditation of George Spencer SCITT and many other ITT providers in the region is fabulous news for the area so that our Hub schools can continue to collaborate to nurture our next generation of teachers.’
SAT CEO, Paul West said,
‘The George Spencer SCITT has been one of the leading providers of ITT in the region for over a decade, and consistently delivers teacher training of the highest quality. The team rightly deserve this accreditation and will continue to deliver excellence in this highly competitive sector.’
The SCITT team is excited to enter the Stage 2 follow up phase, working with accredited providers to ensure our ITT programme remains of the highest quality and is developed in line with the ITT criteria 2024/25.
We are pleased we can continue to support schools in our region to train and retain the very best teachers for our pupils.
– Caroline Arnold, Director of ITT at George Spencer Academy SCITT
Learning, Leadership and Curriculum with Mary Myatt
We are excited to welcome Mary Myatt (https://www.marymyatt.com/) to lead a session on Learning, Leadership and Curriculum!
This session will focus on how to help our pupils and students know more, remember more and do more as a result of learning the curriculum.
There are some surprising and helpful insights from psychology and cognitive science which can help us to make the curriculum strong and challenging for every pupil.
Date: Wednesday 14th September 2022
Time: 10am – 12pm
Learning, Leadership and Curriculum Information and Booking
DfE Press Release: Schools White Paper
Schools White Paper delivers real action to level up education
Schools White Paper, Opportunity for All, sets out plans to make sure every child can reach the full height of their potential.
View the Schools White Paper Press Release Here
RSPB Curriculum for Nature Programme – East Midlands Area Only
Funded by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the Curriculum for Nature programme has been developed by the RSPB and Association for Science Education for year one and year four teachers ONLY and is open to Primary schools in the Midlands. 2 teachers can come from one school if they are year one and four.
The lessons and activities aim to develop children’s connection to the natural world whilst covering several curriculum areas.
Spaces are limited to 40, if the course is oversubscribed, in line with funding requirements, priority will be given to schools with greater levels of urban deprivation, PP and EAL pupils.
You are signing up to ALL 5 sessions and no swap out of staff can be facilitated.
Once you have booked onto the course you will be sent a form to complete to give further details of your setting which must be completed in order to guarantee your place. If the form is not completed your place will be cancelled to free up more bookings
Find out more and book now: https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/512435/rspb-curriculum-nature-programme-east-midlands-area-onlyRead More
Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum Design Courses
The National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy (NCELP) will be running continuing professional development courses throughout 2022. These will focus on modern foreign language (MFL) curriculum design and pedagogy and consist of five 2.5 hour remote learning sessions spread over one term. This is complemented by online peer and instructor support.
Read all about it: why reading is key to GCSE success
Read all about it: why reading is key to GCSE success
By Alex Quigley
The report can be read online using our decidated website. You can see how schools are tackling the readng gap and have the chance to view new and exclusive content from our partner schools over the coming weeks and months.
DfE Early Career Framework Induction Tutors – Update
The DfE have released an update regarding ECF participants moving schools.
Update from the DfE regarding participants moving schoolsRead More
Flying High English Hub: April 2022 Newsletter
Flying High English Hub have released their April 2022 newsletter containing news, updates and details regarding upcoming events.
Click here to view the April 22 Flying High NewsletterRead More
Become an Examiner
NEW Become an Examiner – information for schools
Exam boards are still offering an exciting opportunity to join their examiner teams in several subjects, for this summer’s exam season. Examining will give you a chance to network with other subject experts, an insight into the latest approaches to how your subject is assessed and extra income for approximately three weeks of work.
If you are interested, further information about the role of examining can be found on the Joint Council for Qualifications Become an Examiner webpages.
Apply today so you can help students get the results they are working hard to achieve.
ITT: Whole School SEND Resources
NEW Whole School Send ITT Resources
These resources are designed to help early career teachers develop effective and inclusive habits. Whether you are training as a teacher, or training teachers, these resources are freely available to work through together; sharing and exploring a pedagogy for teaching pupils who can find learning difficult.