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Our Subject Specialists

Read what our experienced subject specialists think of our courses.

"SCITT went above and beyond to support the Subject Mentor."

SCITT went above and beyond to support the Subject Mentor with joint observations, assistance with paperwork and additional meetings. Thank you for the wonderful experience this year. This is our first time working with your partnership and I cannot fault your support, guidance, and communication.

R Hartley

Trinity Catholic College, Primary Mentor

Listen to our Subject Specialists

Listen to what our experienced subject specialists think of our courses.

  • Gary

    History, Secondary Mentor

  • Hillary

    English, Secondary Mentor

  • Cara

    Geography, Secondary Mentor

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OUR trainees

Teaching is the most interesting job. See what our trainees say about Durham SCITT.

"I would most definitely recommend Durham SCITT… without hesitation!"

Durham SCITT is small enough so that everyone knows who you are, and what’s going on in your life, but big enough to give you all the specialist help and support you need. It gave me so much and I’m so pleased I chose to train at Durham SCITT.

Rachel Stephenson

Health & Social Care, Secondary Trainee

"Seeing children responding to your teaching, planning and resourcing is so rewarding!"

Both of my parents are teachers and I grew up hearing their stories about how much they enjoyed the job. It was following my degree that I first considered teaching. I took up a football coaching position and worked with children on a daily basis.

James Alderson

Primary Trainee

"I was looking for a hands on experience where I could immerse myself in school life."

The training by SCITT leads has been exceptional all year! Although nerve-wracking, I enjoyed the micro-teaches and thought they worked well as a stepping stone before placements. The support given by the SCITT staff and the placement schools has been second to none.

Hannah Davison

Primary Trainee

"I’d heard really good things about Durham SCITT"

I’d always wanted to teach. When I was at school, I had some amazing teachers who were passionate about their subject and this got me thinking about teaching as a career. I’d heard good things about Durham SCITT - the opportunity to train to teach PE in a supportive environment where I could share ideas with other… trainees...

Chris Martin

Maths, Secondary Trainee

"My Subject Specialist was absolutely amazing."

I loved my time at Durham SCITT. It was hands on from the start and I knew I’d made the right choice - there was so much support. I’ve now been teaching for two years, and I can honestly say that Durham SCITT was a fantastic foundation for my teaching career! I felt fully prepared for my NQT...

Kayleigh Jobes

History, Secondary Trainee

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  • Debbie

    Primary Trainee

  • Hannah Davison

    Primary Trainee

  • Chris Martin

    Maths, Secondary Trainee

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