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.

24/03/17

Discussing intelligent practice in Maths with our Scholars @FTSProgramme @GSASCITT pic.twitter.com/sGn50uAIQe

24/03/17

Welcome to our Future Teaching Scholars for their Regional Training Day 2 #topscholars #getintoteaching #FTS

23/03/17

Looking forward to seeing our Scholars for Training Day 2 tomorrow! @FTSProgramme

23/03/17

Congratulations to our Trainee of the Week! You're a star #toptrainingteacher #getintoteaching pic.twitter.com/DXbluwTAqQ

22/03/17

Have you got what it takes to be a teacher? Take our quiz and find out! ow.ly/1swa30a7jHU pic.twitter.com/tUdxPGsGRU

22/03/17

Did you know: subject knowledge enhancement courses are now available for aspiring English teachers? Find out more: ht…

21/03/17

@MrsPTeach Rainbow Grammar from @jasonwade71 The training developed staff subject knowledge then gave us a clear teaching stru…

21/03/17

Great article - "a real education that sets them up for the future, that's why I do my job" @geodebs @ukedchattwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

21/03/17
20/03/17

Over 30+ templates > The #5MinPlan Series: downloaded in over 210+ countries! via @TeacherToolkit https://t.co/v7omjLD3…

20/03/17

UKEdMag: Hitting the Language Target by @reebekwylie ukedchat.com/?p=24012 pic.twitter.com/mU7NWPX92d

20/03/17

From this month’s @PhysicsWorld: A quantum boost for machine learning bit.ly/2mF29lz pic.twitter.com/hgDrm8Wo8s

20/03/17

Share your passion. You could get a £25k tax-free bursary to train as a languages teacher. bit.ly/2kmyKik htt…

20/03/17
17/03/17

Thinking of teaching Languages? Get in touch #thinkingofteaching twitter.com/getintoteachin…

16/03/17

Early years toolkit from EEF – Use the research to see what makes a difference @EducEndowFoundn bit.ly/2nmL3IB

16/03/17

We look forward to welcoming our cohort of #Future Teaching Scholars for the next Review Day on 24th March

14/03/17

This is why we include research as part of our SCITT programme @tombennett71 bit.ly/2m7MI3G

13/03/17

10A had fantastic engagement this afternoon exploring image transfer with Miss Hill #SCITT @GSASCITT

13/03/17

Kindness – Why phones don’t work, and why disruption-free classrooms do @Ianfrost28 bit.ly/2mIVkBA