Those Who Can, Teach!

The 2018 YTCA SCITT Graduating Class

Teacher trainees are celebrating their graduation as Newly Qualified Teachers at Minsthorpe Community College. The College is the hub school for the Yorkshire Three Counties Alliance SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training). The YCTA provides on-the-job training for post-graduates and Qualified Teacher Status for experienced Teaching Assistants who are already working in schools. The YCTA SCITT was judged as ‘good’ in its very first Ofsted inspection in January 2017 when inspectors praised both the quality of its teacher training programme and the support that teacher trainees get from their mentors and staff in their placement schools.

"We are proud of our role in developing excellent teachers for the education system" said Ray Henshaw, the Principal of Minsthorpe. "Now, more than ever, we need to be providing the next generation of teachers as the number of students in schools is set to soar over the next five years." The SCITT has a year-on-year record of only producing good and outstanding teachers and all secure employment at the end of their training. "This is a record that we are rightly proud of" said Ray, "and it is a testament to the excellent work that is being done by the staff in all of the YCTA SCITT partner schools who are placed all over Yorkshire."

If you are interested in training as a teacher, the YCTA SCITT is currently recruiting for September 2018. Go to the website for further information –