Summer Term 2020 - 2021
The past two years have been interesting to say the very least! Covid has meant some unexpected twists and turns along the way for everyone's journey into Teaching and across both Primary & Secondary our Trainees have been amazing - here is what some of our Secondary Trainees & Mentors had to say...
"When you have three ITT offers from outstanding providers you have to base your selection on more than data and results. When I met the Beds SCITT team I found the kind of teachers I wanted to be like. They take care of the programme content but, most importantly, they take care of the people they train. Beds SCITT's members and some of my cohort peers have become part of my close social circle and that shows the kind of bonds that this training programme promotes and creates. It has been the most challenging year of my life both professionally and personally, but with their support I achieved a distinction award in my PGCE and I am working in one of the most prestigious grammar schools in the UK. My success is the result of an outstanding training programme" - Begonya (MFL Trainee) - July 2021
"Just wanted to pass on my huge gratitude for how well run the SCITT course has been this year and for your hard work and that of Mark, Cathy, Jade and my Subject Leaders. I also wanted to say what a brilliant Mentor Francesca was and how fantastic the whole team at the school have been, both in terms of being lovely people and giving a truly incredible education in both behaviour management and high expectations, but also in terms of pedagogy. They were all fantastic - always able to verbalise and explain what they were doing and why, throughout the process.
It was a wonderful education and has left me feeling confident, going into my NQT year feeling that the front of the classroom is exactly where I belong!" - Bennett (Maths Trainee) - June 2021
"Beds SCITT has been such a professional and wonderful teacher training experience for both myself and my trainee. The training we receive is phenomenal and the guidance and support is frequent. Mentoring via SCITT is exceptionally organised and all SCITT employees give time for any question however small" - Laura (English Mentor) - June 2021