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Case studies

Applicants for our courses come from a diverse range of backgrounds and have a variety of prior experiences. Many applicants are recent or soon-to-be graduates from university, whilst others have been working in schools already, perhaps as teaching assistants, volunteers or office staff. For some applicants, they have already had a successful career in other industries and are looking for a career change, realising that teaching is rewarding and that they can make a significant difference to the lives of children. Explore the case studies below to see some of the paths our current trainees have taken and find out why they have chosen the Tommy Flowers SCITT to provide their teacher training.

Lucy Cowell

Primary trainee and recent graduate

‘Having volunteered in local primary schools, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in teaching with a well-respected provider. From my first interview, The Tommy Flowers SCITT has consistently impressed with its high levels of support, professionalism and communication. The team strives to secure the best opportunities and training, enabling trainees to develop into confident, ambitious and effective teachers. I fully recognise the highly valuable role the Tommy Flowers SCITT has played in my teaching journey.’

Sam Spragg

Primary trainee and career changer

‘After a 20-year career in marketing, I made the life-changing decision to pursue my childhood dream of becoming a teacher. When reviewing the different course providers available, I was immediately struck by the high standards and welcoming approach of the Tommy Flowers SCITT as well as the strong track they had in graduates finding employment once completing the course, many in the schools within which they had trained. I have found the school-based approach to training invaluable as it gives ‘hands on’ experience and the opportunity to teach from the outset. Combined with the 1 day per week focus on subject knowledge and pedagogy, delivered by specialists in their fields, the course provides the perfect blend so that trainees feel confident and fully equipped to teach to a high standard.’