Member Spotlight – Devon Primary SCITT

March 18, 2021 |

The Ofsted-rated Outstanding and award-winning Devon Primary SCITT (DPSCITT), formed in 2000, is a committed partnership of 50 primary and special schools across Devon. The SCITT offers a one-year Primary…

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Member Voice: Pause for Pedagogy – our new commitment to School-Based Trainers

March 8, 2021 |

During Autumn 2019 and, with the publication of the Core Content Framework we, like many of our colleagues in the sector, reviewed our curriculum and reflected on how explicit and…

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Member Voice: Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT – Our partnership with Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School

February 16, 2021 |

The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT has forged a strong partnership with the Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School in Finland, one which has been in place for more than a decade now. The…

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Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 2)

February 8, 2021 |

In my previous article we began a whistle-stop tour of the principles of cognitive science and how we embed them in ITT. We learned that working memory is finite and…

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Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 1)

January 30, 2021 |

Cognitive science is becoming the cornerstone for understanding how students learn and is revolutionising the way that we are teaching pupils, both in primary and secondary. It has also underpinned…

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Member Voice: Mentoring: the plan versus the reality of 2020  

January 4, 2021 |

Our vision for mentoring starts with the belief that the role of the mentor is integral to the Partnership London SCITT’s (PLS) ITT curriculum. These expert colleagues are the consistent…

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Member Voice: How our assessment model explicitly supports our curriculum intent statement

December 8, 2020 |

What started out as an ominous looking forced overhaul of our SCITT curriculum in order to tick some Ofsted boxes around something called the Core Content Framework (CCF) has instead…

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Member Voice: Exploring trainees’ perceptions of their “future teacher identity”

December 3, 2020 |

We have undertaken research to capture views about novice teachers’ identity and consider if their perception of their future teacher identity provides any insight into the current retention issue in…

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Hero Trainees: Sophie MacCormack

November 26, 2020 |

“Sophie’s excellent start has vindicated the decision for the school to involve itself with ITT” At Churchill Community College (CCC) we relish the opportunity to host trainee teachers and help…

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Hero Trainees: Reggie Binder

November 19, 2020 |

“Reggie was, and is, the most positive person I have ever met and is an inspiration to everyone”  Trainee teachers have been instrumental in supporting classroom learning during the period…

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Member Spotlight – Devon Primary SCITT

March 18, 2021 |
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The Ofsted-rated Outstanding and award-winning Devon Primary SCITT (DPSCITT), formed in 2000, is a committed partnership of 50 primary and special schools across Devon. The SCITT offers a one-year Primary…

Read More

Member Voice: Pause for Pedagogy – our new commitment to School-Based Trainers

March 8, 2021 |
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During Autumn 2019 and, with the publication of the Core Content Framework we, like many of our colleagues in the sector, reviewed our curriculum and reflected on how explicit and…

Read More

Member Voice: Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT – Our partnership with Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School

February 16, 2021 |
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The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT has forged a strong partnership with the Jyvaskyla Teacher Training School in Finland, one which has been in place for more than a decade now. The…

Read More

Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 2)

February 8, 2021 |
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In my previous article we began a whistle-stop tour of the principles of cognitive science and how we embed them in ITT. We learned that working memory is finite and…

Read More

Member Voice: The principles of cognitive science and embedding them in ITT (Part 1)

January 30, 2021 |
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Cognitive science is becoming the cornerstone for understanding how students learn and is revolutionising the way that we are teaching pupils, both in primary and secondary. It has also underpinned…

Read More

Member Voice: Mentoring: the plan versus the reality of 2020  

January 4, 2021 |
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Our vision for mentoring starts with the belief that the role of the mentor is integral to the Partnership London SCITT’s (PLS) ITT curriculum. These expert colleagues are the consistent…

Read More

Member Voice: How our assessment model explicitly supports our curriculum intent statement

December 8, 2020 |
Posted in ,

What started out as an ominous looking forced overhaul of our SCITT curriculum in order to tick some Ofsted boxes around something called the Core Content Framework (CCF) has instead…

Read More

Member Voice: Exploring trainees’ perceptions of their “future teacher identity”

December 3, 2020 |
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We have undertaken research to capture views about novice teachers’ identity and consider if their perception of their future teacher identity provides any insight into the current retention issue in…

Read More

Hero Trainees: Sophie MacCormack

November 26, 2020 |
Posted in ,

“Sophie’s excellent start has vindicated the decision for the school to involve itself with ITT” At Churchill Community College (CCC) we relish the opportunity to host trainee teachers and help…

Read More

Hero Trainees: Reggie Binder

November 19, 2020 |
Posted in ,

“Reggie was, and is, the most positive person I have ever met and is an inspiration to everyone”  Trainee teachers have been instrumental in supporting classroom learning during the period…

Read More