‘Providing the highest quality of Initial Teacher Training producing the next generation of outstanding practitioners in order to continually raise standards and pupil achievement.’
Welcome to the Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT website which provides us with the perfect platform to showcase our School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) offer. We hope that this website will give you some insight into the way we work and what we offer, but we also hope it reveals something of the special place that Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT is. Our provision covers the 11-16 age range with Post 16 Enhancement and 14-19 for our Business Studies course.
It is a privilege indeed to be the Director of SCITT and its wider partnership of schools covering Evesham, Droitwich Ledbury and Malvern. Choosing the right route into teaching is one of the most important decisions you will need to make and as the government moves towards a more school-led system of Initial Teacher Training, we are in a position to offer outstanding training for those considering a career in teaching. I hope the information contained here will provide you with a flavour of our SCITT. We ensure at Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT that our trainees strive for the highest standards and have a wide range of opportunities to learn effectively, both academically and socially.
Since being accredited as a Provider of Initial Teacher Training in 2016, we have established a partnership with a family ethos and shared vision of Initial Teacher Training with the aim of producing outstanding practitioners for the 21st century. This vision supports the view of Ofsted 2012 when they state;
‘It is significant that all the outstanding training our inspectors have found so far is being led by consortia of neighbouring schools, with trainees taught by experienced, practising teachers’.
Trainees choosing to train with the Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT will be trained by outstanding practitioners across a partnership of schools in the south of the county. We have an excellent completion history for our Trainees, with 100% of the cohort completing since 2017. Some comments from our former trainees are below as a testament to the hard work and professionalism of the colleagues supporting them:
Our former trainees have stated:
‘The quality of support is outstanding and helps me progress in all areas’ (Trainee 2019)
‘Great support throughout the year from mentors and the SCITT Team’ (Trainee 2019)
‘My subject mentor has been a great source of support and knowledge, she was approachable and always answers my questions. I could not have completed without her’ (Trainee 2019)
The External Moderator for the SCITT has also highlighted the following elements as Key Strengths of the course and provision for our trainees:
‘Subject Leaders continue to provide training and support which is specific and personalised to the needs of the subject cohort and individual trainees.’
Trainees since 2017 identified the following features of the SCITT Partnership as key strengths:
- Strong and clear leadership from the SCITT Team
- Support and advice provided by the SCITT Director
- High expectations and aspirations across the SCITT with a focus on excellence
- Commitment to trainee wellbeing
- Very good communication within the placement schools
Many trainees from Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT go on to achieve outstanding success in their future careers and lives. Some are employed in our partner schools or have been employed in their training school. Prince Henry’s and South Worcestershire SCITT has a great deal to offer and I am as excited as ever at the prospect of leading everyone connected with the SCITT in the drive to develop, maintain and extend its exceptional quality.
We look forward to welcoming you to our SCITT and partnership!
Mr A Duffy
Director of SCITT