Director’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to George Spencer Academy SCITT.  Our core purpose is to train excellent teachers for the benefit of all pupils in our schools and communities.   To that end we draw on an outstanding track record and a national reputation for providing teacher training of the very highest quality. 

At this time of great uncertainty and challenge, the teaching profession has shown itself to be adaptable and flexible and wholly dedicated to its pupils.  Teachers continue to make a significant difference to the lives of young people.

Could you join us in making a difference?

If you choose to join us at this exciting time of expansion, you will benefit from first class training in a variety of schools and settings and will be ideally placed to secure your first post in teaching.  You will also be supported by an outstanding team of serving practitioners and education professionals.

The George Spencer Academy SCITT is a proud member of the Spencer Alliance for Leadership and Teaching meaning that trainees will benefit from a first-rate evidence informed, research-based curriculum supported by the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance, The Derby Research School and the East Midlands West Maths Hub.  They will also join an outstanding team and school family with commonly-held values and commitment to excellent outcomes for learners

Above all, we see each of our trainees as unique individuals who are as diverse as the pupils they teach which is why we personalise our provision to meet your needs,  to help you achieve your goals and to start you on a successful career path.

I look forward to meeting you soon


Caroline Arnold

Director of ITT

George Spencer Academy SCITT