Developing Inspirational Classroom Practitioners

Welcome to Barr Beacon SCITT. In partnership with Ryders Hayes School we offer primary training routes in the following age ranges:

  • Primary with Early Years (3 – 7) 
  • Primary (5 – 11)

Barr Beacon SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding provider of Initial Teacher Training with a thriving partnership of secondary and primary 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. Our aim is to develop teachers who are:

  • skilled and inspirational specialists;
  • confident and reflective practitioners;
  • effective communicators who can work in partnership;
  • informed intellectuals who promote a real love of learning;
  • resilient professionals able to demonstrate high standards of personal conduct.

At Barr Beacon SCITT we know what it takes to make a great teacher. Working in partnership with Ryders Hayes School, we offer a well-established training, mentoring and professional development programme which leads to recommendation for QTS and a PGCE with the opportunity to gain up to 60 masters credits. Ryders Hayes School is renowned for supporting, developing and challenging all colleagues to grow and flourish using research-informed practice. The primary SCITT partnership thrives on collaboration and partnerships with other schools, curriculum hubs, professional development partners and external experts to bring the very best in teacher education to our area.

We deliver bespoke training and continuing professional development to hundreds of teachers and support staff across the region. This helps us to stay at the cutting edge of education: a number of our staff are experienced facilitators, trained to support other teachers in developing their classroom practice; train future leaders of education, and to provide school to school support.


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).

60 Masters Credits

Gain up to 60 Masters credits from assignments that demonstrate Masters level study and progression to a higher degree qualification (subject to satisfying the assessment criteria).

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. 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.


Meet the Team

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


Michael Eszrenyi


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

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Cheryl Heaton

Course Manager

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