AA Teamworks SCITT

AA Teamworks SCITT has been in operation since 2015, evolving from our School Direct partnership. The SCITT is well positioned to support our schools in recruitment:

  • We have trained over 100 local teachers since inception across primary and secondary phases including hard to recruit subjects such as science, maths and English in response to local partner needs.
  • Our Trust schools and Teamworks TSA system leaders are active in delivering on the SCITT programme and we utilise specialist subject links to our local HEI (Huddersfield University).
  • We are working with over 50 local schools who support local delivery, mentoring and placement – these all gain from partnership professional dialogue and updates specifically through our online platforms.
  • High quality mentor development programme to drive up standards of teaching and learning beyond the classroom of trainees.

Centre-based training is up-to-date and of high quality because it is delivered by highly skilled staff and specialist leaders of education (SLEs) drawn from partnership schools. The relationship with the research school, which is at the heart of the partnership, has ensured that trainees keep abreast of current academic thinking in relation to educational effectiveness.

The good-quality training enables trainees to develop an excellent understanding of the subjects they teach. Primary trainees are particularly well-equipped with the subject knowledge they need in English and mathematics as they begin their teaching career.

Notable Successes:

  • 100% of trainees would recommend the programme to other applicants.
  • Working in collaboration with 5 other SCITT partnerships to share practice and marketing – seeking collaborative working to maximise local recruitment. This resulted in being 1 of only 3 national partnerships awarded three year allocations by the DfE in 2016 for the quality of innovation and partnership working
  • High employment rates across all programmes with more than 50% being employed directly in SCITT local partnership schools – meeting local needs.

The Head of AA Teamworks SCITT is Dr Jo Pearson
The SCITT can be contacted via lseal@teamworkstsa.org