On Friday 29th June 2018 Barr Beacon SCITT hosted its annual celebration event to recognise the successes and achievements of the 2017-2018 SCITT cohort. The trainees and their guests celebrated in style in our bespoke teacher training facility at Barr Beacon School. The Chief Executive Officer of the Matrix Academy Trust, Dame Maureen Brennan, opened the celebrations and welcomed the trainees, guests and our guest speaker, Carl Chinn MBE, to the celebration, who gave a motivational and engaging speech on key priorities within education.
We have a strong partnership of schools and Headteachers and members of the Senior Leadership Team from all of our partner schools attended to present their trainees with certificates of achievement and congratulate them on their tremendous work. Our dedicated team of Subject Course Leaders was also on hand to recognise the work of their subject cohort.
The event marked the first of many milestones in the trainees’ teaching careers, namely their recommendation to the Department for Education (DfE) for Qualified Teachers Status (QTS). We are delighted that for the second year in a row 100% of those that completed the course have been recommended for QTS. The event also acknowledged the hard work, dedication and determination that the trainees have put into their training in order to ensure the best outcomes for their pupils and to improve their life chances.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our SCITT trainees and would like to wish them every success in their roles as Newly Qualified Teachers in September