We would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Barr Beacon SCITT. Our vision statement ‘to develop outstanding classroom practitioners who can go on to influence, mould and shape the lives of future generations for years to come’ underpins our programme and we’re incredibly proud of what we do. We invite you to explore the details of our programme and join us on our school-centred training programme.

Barr Beacon SCITT is a centre for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. We currently work in partnership with a diverse range of main placement providers, which can be viewed here. Our ITT provision has gone from strength to strength over recent years and now provides trainees with a well-established mentoring, training and professional development package. Over the years we have trained over 80 trainees in a diverse range of subjects and in 2017/18 100% of our trainees were graded Good or Outstanding.

Grow Our Own

We are passionate about recruiting the best teachers who want to make a real difference to children’s life chances. We pride ourselves on ‘growing our own’ and this is shown by our superb employment rates. Over the last three years 98% of our trainees successfully gained a position as an NQT. We’re also really proud of the fact that the vast majority of trainees who train with us stay with us and join schools within our partnership or the local area.


On the successful completion of our training programme, you will:


Be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Barr Beacon SCITT.


Have had the opportunity to gain the award of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the University of Worcester. If you want to find out more about the University of Worcester click HERE.

60 Masters Credits

Gain up to 60 Masters credits from assignments with the University of Worcester that demonstrate Masters level study and progression to a higher degree qualification (subject to satisfying the assessment criteria set out by the University of Worcester).

We're Ofsted Outstanding!

Read our lastest Ofsted report here.

Meet the Team

We're with you from initial enquiry through to your graduation ceremony and beyond!


Mr K Shilton


Kevin's role is to oversee the overall SCITT partnership and the quality assurance of the partnership.


Mr Michael Eszrenyi

Course Manager

Michael's role is to oversee the day-to-day management of the programme.


Laura Thomas

Lead Professional Mentor

Laura's role is to oversee the mentoring provision that each trainee receives throughout their time with us.


Laura Smith


Laura is on hand to answer any questions you may have and to ensure the smooth running of the programme on a daily basis.


As a SCITT trainee you will have access to our iCentre facility based at Barr Beacon School, which houses computer suites, meeting areas and our library facilities. We have an extensive selection of teacher training textbooks and subject specific literature to support you through your studies. We are also very proud of our new-build at Barr Beacon School which is the hub of the SCITT and contains our teacher training conference rooms and training suites.