Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it!

See some of the kind words from our lovely trainees.

  • High completion and employment rates.
  • The highly effective personalisation of the course and continuous development of subject knowledge to meet the needs of individual trainees who go on to achieve good outcomes.
Ofsted

" GSA trainees are offered bespoke training tailored to their individual needs. The partnership between the trainee and all staff involved in the training enables schools to recruit teachers of high calibre. "

Simon Thompson, Headteacher and ITT coordinator, John Clifford Primary School

" As a school we are proud to have GSA trainees due to the quality of the training provided by the course. The trainees from this ITT programme all develop into excellent professionals that any school would be proud to have on their staff. "

Nicola Hillyard, Assistant Headteacher and ITT coordinator, Ashfield School
  • The exemplary care and support trainees receive from members of the subject departments or, for the primary trainees, the schools in which they are placed.
  • The rigorous recruitment and selection of trainees who demonstrate the commitment to become good or better teachers by the end of the course
Ofsted

" I fully believe that George Spencer was the best possible choice to do my teacher training. The outstanding ethos and passion the school has for teaching and learning is extremely inspiring. George Spencer not only fully prepared me for my NQT year but for the following years. "

Tim Barker, Teacher at Derby Moor (trained 2009/10)

" George Spencer fully prepares you for the challenges of teaching. The highest-quality training and excellent mentoring mean you start your teaching career with a good grounding in the profession. "

Tom Atkins, Head of Music at Ashfield School (trained 2008/9)

" You and your team are an incredible mix and something to behold. I aspire to be as good as that one day. So thank you for the continued support that you always give, it really does mean such a lot and sets GSA SCITT apart from the competition. "

Rebecca Littlejones, John Clifford Primary – School Direct Trainee (2013-14)

We are proud to be recognised for our achievements.

18/07/18

A little delayed CONGRATS and GOOD LUCK to all our new NQTs! #topteachers #scittgraduation #newlyqualifiedteachers pic.twitter.com/QsFwHP3Vns

13/07/18

All IT systems down at present at SCITT central so please bear with us. You can still contact us by phone.

12/07/18

And now looking forward to welcoming our new staff for 2018/19 to @DerbyMoor today for their induction, including @TeachFir…

12/07/18

Came across this in a recent meeting and it has now become a quote I am quite fond of #teacherschangelives #teacher #NQT #…

23/06/18

A wonderful NQT conference and celebration this afternoon for our Primary and Secondary colleagues. Bring on next year (after…

23/06/18

Looking forward to welcoming Mr Wilcockson to @DerbyMoor next year! 👍🏻 twitter.com/gsascitt/statu…

23/06/18

Thank you! We had a great afternoon and enjoyed the chance to reflect on the great year we have both had! 👍🏅🎉 @brooklan…

22/06/18

What a fantastic afternoon! Congratulations to all our NQTs #nqtgraduation #topteachers pic.twitter.com/2P1WV93xax

02/05/18

Our Early Years lead, Mr Christie, will be appearing on @BBCBreakfast tomorrow morning to discuss the importance of ma…

27/04/18

Hear hear! Come and find out more about getting into teaching at Train to Teach event at Landau Forte College Derb… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

25/04/18

lliant few days @fairfieldnotts! Massive thanks to all the pupils, staff & @GSASCITT team that made me feel welcome th…

18/04/18

Free Skills Workshop to help with your UCAS teacher training application. For more details ow.ly/d/7xAv

05/03/18

Would you like to explore teaching as a career? Attend our info event at George Spencer on 17th March 10am-12am Visit https…

28/02/18

Looking forward to welcoming @GSASCITT trainees to @DerbyMoor today for diversity days placement. Thanks to @MrHallDMCSC fo…

28/02/18

Our Primary Thinking of Teaching Event being held at #Fairfield Primary Academy will be going ahead tonight as plan… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

22/02/18

#Thinking of Teaching Primary? Come along to our information event at @FairfieldPA on Wednesday 28th February at 5p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…