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.

18/04/18

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…

15/02/18

George Spencer Academy SCITT is all set up ready for the Derby STEM Careers Fair! #GSASCITT #STEM #GetintoTeaching pic.twitter.com/e4IdXAoU3P

09/02/18
18/01/18

Have you got your ticket for this Saturdays Teacher information Fair at @TorchSCITT @TootHillBingham yet? You still have ti…

13/01/18

Thinking about getting into teaching? Come and see us on the 20th January at @TorchSCITT @TootHillBingham for information o…

12/01/18

Understanding EAL learners so much more now thanks to Tahira’s expertise #expertteacher pic.twitter.com/xQG4oCM1L5

05/01/18

Boost to get more top professionals into teaching gov.uk/government/new…

04/01/18

1st day back at work and thinking this isn't for you anymore? Ever thought about getting into teaching? Come along to our t…

21/12/17

We had a delicious Christmas Dinner today, with the added pleasure of some of our friends from GSA @GSASCITT We hope y…

19/12/17

Ten teaching techniques to practise – deliberately. – teacherhead teacherhead.com/2017/04/25/ten…

07/12/17

It is good to see more ways in which younger students can gain teaching experience. Our approach for the @FTSProgramme of…

05/12/17

Teacher Recruitment Event,14 December 2017 at #GeorgeSpencerAcademy, 5.30 - 8.00pm. #NQTs, #SCITTtrainees and servi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

29/11/17

Today’s OTP - amazing thoughts on differentiation and mastery! Amazing! @GeorgeSpencerTS Great thinking! https://t.co/…