Welcome to Barr Beacon SCITT. We are an Ofsted Outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) with a thriving partnership of schools in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. We aim to develop the very best classroom practitioners who will go on to inspire, influence and shape the lives of future generations for years to come. This aim underpins everything about our training programme and we're incredibly proud of what we do.
At Barr Beacon SCITT we know what it takes to make a great teacher. We offer a well-established training, mentoring and professional development programme which leads to recommendation for QTS. As a trainee teacher, you will experience a main and contrasting placement school, you will visit a primary school, you will take part in our carousel weeks visiting each school in our partnership for specialised training and you will benefit from our up-to-date and detailed training curriculum.
We invite you to explore the details of our programme and join us on our school-centred training programme.
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, 100% of our trainees are working in education. We’re 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!
Meet the Team
We're with you from initial enquiry through to your graduation ceremony and beyond!
Mr K ShiltonDirector
Kevin's role is to oversee the overall SCITT partnership and the quality assurance of the partnership.
Mr Michael EszrenyiCourse Manager
Michael's role is to oversee the day-to-day management of the programme.
Laura ThomasLead Professional Mentor
Laura's role is to oversee the mentoring provision that each trainee receives throughout their time with us.
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.