The Alliance for Learning SCITT were delighted to welcome the class of 2017/18 for their Celebration Event at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls on 13th July.
28 primary and secondary trainee teachers successfully completed the 38 week initial teacher training programme and were recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and PGCE. A further 5 early years teachers have successfully completed their training and are now recognised as Early Years Teacher (0-5) with EYTS by the National College of Teaching and Leadership.
93% of the trainees have already accepted posts as Newly Qualified Teachers in primary and secondary schools which are part of the Alliance for Learning Teaching School and Bright Futures Educational Trust.
Kal Hodgson, SCITT Director, commented: “We are all extremely proud of this year’s graduates. Our nurturing ethos and amazing partnership of schools has produced an excellent cohort of teachers and we wish them every success as they move onto the next chapter in their career.”
“In partnership with our alliance of over 65 schools, colleges and universities across the region, our new graduates have had access to what we believe are some of the best teacher training experiences on offer and are leaving us with a strong and lasting foundation upon which to build their teaching careers.”
One of the trainees present on the day commented: “The Alliance for Learning SCITT team have supported and guided us through a very challenging training year. They treat every trainee as an individual, modifying and tailoring the programme according to their needs and circumstances, and they offer mentoring support and training content of the highest quality. If you are looking for an ITT course that places the utmost importance on the personal well-being and professional development of all of its trainees, then the AFL SCITT is definitely for you!”
Hilary Langmead-Jones, SCITT Manager, added: “We are delighted to be sending out a group of committed, dedicated teachers to inspire and inform the next generation of pupils. Our students have shown great perseverance and resilience, juggling the many commitments of family life, work and the demands of our programme. Congratulations to them all.”