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.

28/06/17

QUIZ: Have you got what it takes to be a teacher? theguardian.com/get-into-teach…

28/06/17

Do you use learning styles to help you plan? This research might help @EducEndowFoundn twitter.com/EducEndowFound…

27/06/17

Join now - it is free for trainee teachers @CharteredColl #proudtoteach pic.twitter.com/dB2hoDdcm4

27/06/17

We couldn't agree more! Let's talk up teaching #proudtoteach @jillberry102 twitter.com/jillberry102/s…

26/06/17

Free to trainee teachers - join @CharteredColl to read the next journal @AlisonMPeacock twitter.com/AlisonMPeacock…

26/06/17

BBC News - Snapchat map update raises child safety worries bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…

26/06/17
26/06/17

Great - more holiday reading suggestions... twitter.com/OLewis_coachin…

26/06/17

Holiday reading - this list isn't just for leaders! bit.ly/2sI1MeP @Vivgrant

26/06/17

Cohort 2018 is also open! Year 12 students can apply now @FTSProgramme #traintoteach twitter.com/GeorgeSpencerT…

23/06/17

Interns 2017 - Enjoying the programme - halfway through. #steminterns pic.twitter.com/rqtDB0OCeF

23/06/17

We are playing Celebration pass the parcel #proudtoteach pic.twitter.com/1oTlWEmVAW

23/06/17

Tamba Roy is giving the Keynote - our motto "Persist & Thrive" #proudtoteach pic.twitter.com/9Ds4A7Phrn

23/06/17

Find the thing that gives you energy to keep a happy healthy mind - @flasharry great message for us all #proudtoteach

23/06/17

Excited about our NQT Celebration Conference! NQTs are arriving now #proudtoteach pic.twitter.com/bidyjnDb51

22/06/17

The final round to apply for a £30k IOP Teacher Training Scholarship is now open. Apply now #teach bit.ly/10WOfsS

22/06/17
21/06/17

Membership of @CharteredColl is free for trainee teachers #proudtoteach @EducEndowFoundn twitter.com/EducEndowFound…

21/06/17
21/06/17

"You just feel that you're amazing!" pic.twitter.com/Z7uYTwOMOc