On Thursday 2nd July 2020 Barr Beacon SCITT hosted its annual celebration event to recognise achievements of this year’s cohort of trainee teachers and to mark the first of many milestones in their future teaching careers. In a change to previous years, we hosted this year’s celebration online but this didn’t stop the whole partnership coming together to celebrate the trainees’ successes. Following an opening address by Dame Maureen Brennan, Chief Executive of Matrix Academy Trust, Headteachers and Professional Mentors from our partner schools gave messages of congratulations and thanks. Our dedicated team of Subject Course Leaders was also on hand to recognise the work of their subject cohort and congratulate them on what has been a very different, but successful year.
Our Outstanding SCITT programme continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted that for the fourth year in a row, 100% of those that completed the course have been recommended to the Department for Education (DfE) for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). All of us at Barr Beacon SCITT are incredibly proud of the achievements of our trainees and we would like to wish them every success in their roles as Newly Qualified Teachers in September.