Samantha Miller – SCITT Journey

See what one of our previous Primary trainees had to say about their SCITT journey

Samantha Miller

Fairfield Primary Academy
Class Teacher/ Year 4 Deputy Lead/Pupil Premium Deputy Lead/ RE Lead/ SCITT Mentor

Please explain a little about your background:
I completed my degree in Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Birmingham, after always having a keen interest in science and sport whilst growing up. I then decided to complete the SCITT Programme with the Spencer Academy Trust as I wanted to spend as much of my training year in class as possible and the programme had a really good reputation.

Why did you choose George Spencer Academy SCITT?
Due to the reputation of the SCITT programme and because it would enable me to train in a variety of local schools.

Please give brief details of the programme(s) you attended:
I completed my SCITT year in Year 1 at Bramcote Hills Primary and Year 5 at Portland Spencer Academy. These placements and the training I received at George Spencer enabled me to enter my NQT year feeling confident and prepared. Since then, I have completed my Leadership Pathways, I am currently part way through my NPQML, have become a SCITT Mentor and Subject Knowledge Moderator.

What impact did the programme(s) have?
The programmes have enabled me to progress quickly into middle leadership and have given me a vast array of knowledge and experience that I use on a daily basis.

Would you recommend the programme(s) to others?
Yes, I would recommend all the programmes I have attended to others as they have enabled me to become the best teacher I can be and support me in my journey into leadership.