Back to School, back to SCITT

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Have we been back for 2 weeks or just open for 2 weeks?

Thirty six trainees started their initial teacher training with Hull School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) on Monday 7th September 2015. For them it may be just open, our first cohort have completed their first fortnight and they are doing an amazing job.

For me as director it is back to work as I can not remember a time when I haven’t been thinking about Hull SCITT. Our SCITT hasn’t just appeared in September 2015 it has evolved over a number of years. One of our key principles is that Hull SCITT is not just an organisation that produces teachers on an annual basis. No, joining Hull SCITT is much more than signing up for a year of excellent training. You are joining something very special and each of us has a different way of describing this.

Learning community – A group of people who share common academic goals and attitudes, who meet to collaborate on work.
(We love working together to develop and learn new things)
Family – A group of people who share goals and values with long term commitments to each other.
(We fall out and make up, we laugh and we cry, we are loyal and trust each other)
Club – A group of people united by a common interest.
(We want the best for the children in our schools)
Gang – A group of people, especially young people, who regularly associate together.
(We are enthusiastic, maintain a young mindset and like to spend time together)

One thing that all these definitions have in common is that they will always be looking to grow and have more members. Next years programmes will be published on UCAS at the beginning of October and by 27th October applications can be made. So in addition to supporting and challenging our newest members we will be out and about at a range of events and venues and encouraging others to join us.