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.

26/04/17

3 Tips For Developing GCSE Exam Technique teachertoolkit.co.uk/2017/04/25/dev… via @TeacherToolkit #revision

26/04/17

A very warm welcome to our applicants who are attending their assessment day today for Future Teaching Scholars @FTSProgramme

24/04/17

We extend a warm welcome to our #ThinkingofTeaching participants who are joining us to gain some classroom experience. #getintoteaching

24/04/17

Spring recruitment round for 2017 cohort is now open! bit.ly/1SwTrCm #teachmath #teachphysics #traintoteach #fre…

24/04/17

There are just 150 IOP scholarships worth £30,000 funding and IOP support to begin teacher training in Sept 17. https://t.…

21/04/17

Are You in Education and Use Twitter? Try 7 Twitter Tips for Teachers by @TeacherToolkit buff.ly/2pv6Thy https:…

20/04/17

Thinking of Teaching? Why not come along to our event - 15th May, 5pm - 8pm @George_Spencer @getintoteaching ow.ly/d/6bR4

20/04/17

Sad to see schools still treating dyslexia like a handicap. It’s a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage: https…

20/04/17

Join the next cohort of Future Teaching Scholars - a new programme into teaching for elite Maths and Physics… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

20/04/17

We are a Regional Training Centre - Get in touch! @FTSProgramme #maths #physics twitter.com/FTSProgramme/s…

19/04/17

The @FT asked James Turner, our Deputy CEO, and @profstig what really works in education @anjahuja https://t.co/ZKiY4m…

19/04/17

Using Apply 2 to apply for a #teachertraining programme? This flowchart explains how it works pic.twitter.com/v7jHaVFIEg

19/04/17

It's Poetry and the Creative Mind Day today - a great time to dig out some of your favourite old poems and read... https:…

18/04/17

Thinking of Teaching Primary? Why not come to our event. 2nd May, 5pm - 7pm @Portland_School ow.ly/d/6bQY

14/04/17

Well done to our Primary Trainee of the term. Great achievement. #ExpertTeacher #TeacherTraining pic.twitter.com/emUGxdm4Xl

13/04/17

So lovely to catch up with some of next years SCITT cohort at our pre-course meet & greet sessions over the last 2 weeks.

08/04/17

How encouraging are you? ow.ly/5Q9v30ar22X

07/04/17

Is your teaching wasted? ow.ly/8L8030ar1Rl @teacherhead

06/04/17

Forget the rubric – use work samples instead ow.ly/fbv430ar1iq @Doug_Lemov @dylanwiliam

04/04/17

Are you an innovative teacher? connectedprincipals.com/archives/14614