ABOUT MANCHESTER NEXUS SCITT

The Manchester Nexus SCITT has developed through the Northern Teaching School Alliance with the Outstanding Blue Coat School as the Lead School. The Cranmer Education Trust is the Accredited Provider for ITE and has established a quality assured training model for ITE for Primary and Secondary phases. All the schools within Manchester Nexus have extensive experience in ITE and are active in school-led system improvement.

The Cranmer Education Trust began recruiting to School Direct in 2012 and has seen the impact that ‘growing our own’ has had on the Alliance of schools and the progress of our students. This is reflected in both the quality of appointments in our schools and the impact on the professional development of all our staff (teaching and non-teaching) in establishing a quality-assured model for ITE. Teaching staff and leaders across the partnership of schools have been directly involved in developing bespoke training programmes, systems and processes for ITE relevant to our contexts.  School-led ITE is now the preferred method of teacher training across our partner schools because it allows us to directly recruit and train high quality candidates, and grow and retain future leaders across the workforce. Collective school involvement in school-led ITE has established close and meaningful working relationships across the partnership of schools. The schools have collaborated together to design training packages relevant to the demands of the education system today.

Establishing the Manchester Nexus SCITT has allowed us to build on these high quality collaborative strategies and make them an integral part of the SCITT offer.  For those that train with the SCITT there is the free offer of the NQT programme. Trainees that also stay employed in the partnership or locality will also  have the opportunity to engage with our RQT and Middle Leadership development opportunities.

What is a SCITT?

SCITT stands for School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

Training with Manchester Nexus gives you the opportunity to learn ‘on the job’ as you work and train in schools. You will benefit from working and learning every day in a school and getting an immediate hands-on insight into what teaching involves.

An immersive learning experience.

The Manchester Nexus SCITT courses last one year.

Trainees graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post Graduate certificate in education (PGCE).

You’ll receive lots of intensive support and training from experienced teachers and mentors right from the start, and throughout your course. The schools you’re with won’t ask you to teach classes unsupported until you both think you’re ready.

School-led courses have very high rates of employment and trainee satisfaction as no other training route offers as much school based experience. You learn from current practicing teachers, in schools, so you develop skills and knowledge more quickly.

Our employment rates have been above 95% for the last 3 years.

We are located in the North West, between Manchester and the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. There is more to North Manchester than you think…

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.

Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. And today the city combines this heritage with a progressive vision to be a city that delivers surprise and delight in equal measures.

Manchester is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike.

Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals – from the landmark Manchester International Festival to the enchanting Manchester Christmas Markets – mean there’s always another reason to visit Manchester.

North Manchester is rightfully known as a centre for further education and teacher training.

Why would you want to train anywhere else?

THE MANCHESTER NEXUS SCITT TEAM


Allison Ash – Director of Teaching School – SCITT Director

I am Deputy Head with responsibility for the strategic direction of Teaching School activities. This involves working with schools across the partnership to design training to support Initial Teacher Education to Continued Professional Development and Leadership Development.

As Director of SCITT I am responsible for the strategic development of SCITT provision.

Kat Henshall – Recruitment and Marketing Lead for Manchester Nexus

I am a Social Science teacher, specializing in Psychology and Health and Social Care.
Throughout my seven years at Blue Coat I have gained experience of delivering training and mentoring with NQTs and trainee teachers, as well coaching staff in their practice as mentors.
I have previously held the position of ITE Lead for Manchester Nexus, which has involved delivering Professional Studies sessions to the cohort of trainees and delivering training to mentors from across providers. I am a professional mentor at Blue Coat and I have also supported in the quality assurance process across the partnership of schools.
In my current role I oversee the marketing and recruitment process for primary and secondary trainees, including promoting, interviewing and keeping in touch with successful candidates.

Anna Nelson – ITE Lead (Secondary)

Managing the operational day-to-day running of the SCITT secondary programme.

I am a Specialist Leader in Education, Lead Practitioner and have been a teacher of English for 11 years. I am based at The Blue Coat School, Oldham, which is the lead school of Manchester Nexus, and has ties with schools in Oldham, Chadderton, Rochdale, Huddersfield and Stockport. I also act as a Professional Mentor at The Blue Coat School. I am responsible for delivering the centralised Professional Studies programme. I train Professional Mentors and Subject Mentors and am responsible for Quality Assurance across the partnership of schools.

Beverley Harper – Finance Officer

I am Principal Finance Officer of the Cranmer Education Trust Multi Academy Trust and have been the Business Manager responsible for the finances of the Teaching School and ITE for 3 years.

I am a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser with 30 years experience in the accountancy profession having moved to the education sector 3 years ago.

Cheryl Haigh – Deputy Head Teacher – ITE Lead (Primary)

I manage the operational day-to- day running of the SCITT primary programme.

I am the Deputy Headteacher of a Church of England Primary School and also the ITE Lead for Primary for the Manchester Nexus SCITT. I work in partnership with other primary schools to ensure we offer the best possible training opportunities for our students.

I have been teaching for 17 years and have had experience in teaching children in key stage one and two. Throughout my teaching career I have led on most curriculum areas including assessment and Special Educational Needs. I have also successfully mentored and coached a number of students through ITE.

Lindsey Howard – SCITT HR Coordinator

Prior to working at The Blue Coat School, I was Club & Company Secretary at FC United of Manchester

I performed this role for 10 years and watched the club grow and build its own ground. During my time at the club I studied for a CIPD level 3 in Human Resource Practice which started my pathway into HR.

Catherine Woodward – Trainee and NQT Link Tutor

I have been working as a languages teacher for thirteen years and have gained experience mentoring, supporting and developing trainee teachers and NQTs. I have worked with universities, interviewing and recruiting new trainee teachers. At The Blue Coat School I have been a subject mentor in the MFL department.

My current role is to support trainees from the point of offer on the course into their NQT year. I support the delivery of the Teaching School’s NQT programme and ensure all trainees get relevant support once they have secured a job. I also aim to offer guidance and direction in professional development and leadership provision as our trainees and NQTs progress throughout their teaching career.

PARTNER SCHOOLS

Manchester Nexus SCITT works with a wide range of partner schools across the region, offering our trainees some of the best and most varied school experience on offer.

SECONDARY SCHOOLS marker

Blue Coat School, Oldham . Crompton House School, Shaw . Hathershaw School, Oldham . Hollingworth Academy, Rochdale . King James’s School, Huddersfield . Marple Hall School, Stockport

Newman College, Oldham . Oldham Academy North, Oldham . Saddleworth School, Oldham . Wardle Academy, Rochdale . Oldham Sixth Form College, Oldham . North Chadderton School, Oldham

PRIMARY SCHOOLS marker2

Christ Church of England School, Oldham . East Crompton St. George’s Primary, Oldham . Hodge Clough Primary, Oldham . Mayfield Primary, Oldham . St James’ Primary School, Rochdale . Greenhill Academy, Glodwick

Northmoor Academy, Coldhurst . Richmond Academy, Coldhurst . Westwood Academy, Coldhurst . Alt Academy, Alt . Stanley Road Community Primary School, Oldham . Limehurst Primary School, Oldham

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Blue Coat School, Oldham: 53.546079, -2.108027
Hollingworth Academy, Rochdale: 53.609251, -2.102807
King James School, Huddersfield: 53.630260, -1.741747
Marple Hall School, Stockport: 53.398176, -2.088330
Hathershaw School, Oldham: 53.522473, -2.111878
Oldham Academy North, Oldham: 53.544917, -2.120536
Saddleworth School, Oldham: 53.551839, -2.003569
Wardle Academy, Rochdale: 53.641995, -2.127878
Crompton House School, Oldham: 53.581627, -2.109512
Christ Church of England School, Oldham: 53.537788, -2.145838
Hodge Clough Primary, Oldham: 53.562301, -2.077335
Mayfield Primary, Oldham: 53.551257, -2.093461
East Crompton St. George’s Primary, Oldham: 53.584490, -2.085586
St James’ Primary School, Rochdale: 53.648378, -2.131863
Oldham Sixth Form College: 53.538647, -2.118547
Newman College, Oldham: 53.537980, -2.152473
Greenhill Academy, Glodwick: 53.536864, -2.107301
Northmoor Academy, Coldhurst: 53.544531, -2.121589
Richmond Academy, Coldhurst: 53.541290, -2.125315
Westwood Academy, Coldhurst: 53.541290, -2.125315
Alt Academy, Alt: 53.527090, -2.082390
Stanley Road Community Primary School, Oldham: 53.529354, -2.140142
North Chadderton School, Oldham: 53.540500, -2.118300
Limehurst Primary School, Oldham: 53.529354, -2.140142


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