Trainee Teachers

At Crook Primary we believe that developing the teachers of the future is extrememly important. To that end we are delighted that we are a partner of the High Force Education SCITT based in Barnard Castle. This is an intensive post graduate course.

Mrs Lupton is a professional tutor for the course and Miss Bryson is our school based mentor for students. Usually we will have three trainees each term who will be carrying out tasks in classes, always supported by the class teacher. 

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Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?

Published on Monday 25 June 2018 by Crook Primary.

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Is it something you've often thought about doing? Do you have a degree?

If the answer to these questions is 'Yes' then there is something you can do about it now! This school is one of the 20 partnership schools of High Force Education SCITT, helping to train the next generation of primary teachers in the North East.

The SCITT is run by the schools in the partnership and the course is delivered by teachers from those schools. This means that trainees get support and guidance from people who do the job day in and day out. Teachers who graduate from the SCITT are well prepared for the profession and many go on to become school leaders. In fact, I trained at the SCITT myself.

If you are interested in training with the SCITT then get in touch with the course leader, Gemma Firmin, on 01833 630487 or email her at There are still some places left for this September!

If you want to become a teacher, don't put it off any longer contact the SCITT.