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.

10/10/17

...with varying degrees of success!! pic.twitter.com/UKqS3SfHuF

10/10/17

Trainees try to describe how to draw a dog using non-verbal communication #supportingSEND pic.twitter.com/6JJQL8GMN8

05/10/17

@GSASCITT are here today to talk to students about future careers 😃 what a great stand? 😝👍🏼 #GRIP17 #Getagrip17 https:…

02/10/17

We are incredibly proud to support our partners @DerbyRS_Wyndham who are shining light on evidence to influence&inform…

02/10/17

Don't forget to book your place at the @TeachNotts Teacher Training Information Fair on 14th Oct 17 Book Here 👉https://t.co…

30/09/17

Pleasure delivering the positive behaviour management session for the new cohort of SCITT trainees. #education https://t.co…

29/09/17

Why not come along to our Thinking of Teaching Week? Includes Teacher & SEN Trails & Primary experience upon request ow.ly/d/6CVs

28/09/17

Your personal approach sets the climate, your daily mood sets the weather ... great food for thought thanks… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

26/09/17

NQTs unpick greatness in teaching #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/rOSudyHV6p

25/09/17

It's not too late to book a place on our Thinking of Teaching Evening ow.ly/d/6CVn

21/09/17

Collective memory activity as we investigate models for learning #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/zEGJxOoGqm

20/09/17

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches' bbc.co.uk/news/education…

19/09/17

Welcome to all on the GSA NQT programme. Great to see some of our former trainees flourishing #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/HSAUbiVoKn

14/09/17

SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023 bbc.co.uk/news/education…

12/09/17

What Do You Need To Think About? 10 Tips for New Teacher via @TeacherToolkit buff.ly/2wVAIe2 https://t.co/raMF7…

12/09/17

The staff of @DerbyMoor 2017-18. Looking forward to making a difference and another year of success for #everystudent! #T…

12/09/17

If you don't already, well worth signing up to @IEE_York's 'Best Evidence in Brief' email newsletter: https://t.co/8Z2…

12/09/17

Thinking of Teaching? Why not come along and find out more? Session includes: Application Writing workshop ow.ly/d/6CVj

11/09/17

Are you an NQT? Want to be part of our highly rated NQT programme? Primary - ow.ly/d/6CVv Secondary - ow.ly/d/6CVw

08/09/17

Why not come along to our Thinking of Teaching Week? Includes Teacher & SEN Trails & Primary experience upon request ow.ly/d/6CVs