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The TKAT SCITT Teacher Training scheme is a highly successful school-based Initial Teacher Training programme which was judged as Good in all aspects by Ofsted in June 2014. We offer high quality training through our partnership of primary and secondary schools in South East England.
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TKAT is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South of England

We have over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies across 6 regions in the UK.

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Every year the SCITT team are proud to see our trainees enter the teaching profession and the amazing impact they have on pupils' learning.
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Head of SCITT

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Sacha Beresford

Sacha Beresford

Head of SCITT

Over a 20-year career, Sacha has taught children at Primary level from EYFS to Year Six. She is passionate about teaching and learning and believes that education can change the lives of children.

Sacha worked initially as TKAT Primary Programme Lead, then as Head of SCITT from 2017. Sacha enjoys supporting and developing trainee teachers as they begin their teaching journey, promoting their strengths to ensure they have a positive impact on the pupils they teach.

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Hannah Bailey

Hannah Bailey

Primary Programme Lead

Hannah has been teaching in primary schools across Kent for 14 years. She has been an AST for Kent, supporting schools and individual teachers across the county and has written and delivered training programmes as part of a wider consultancy role.

Hannah joined TKAT in 2014 as a Lead Practitioner, supporting 5 large primary schools in Thanet: the role included coaching teachers, working with SLT and leading whole school change. She has also led NQT development across the trust.

Hannah is currently studying for her MA  in Education and, after teaching on the SCITT programme for 3 years, is delighted to be the Primary Programme Lead.

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Sabrina Thompson

Sabrina Thompson

Secondary Programme Lead (Kent)

Sabrina initially trained as a teacher of science for pupils aged 11-19. She has extensive teaching experience and of middle leadership in schools.

Prior to her role at TKAT, Sabrina worked in medical education and her role involved the development of medical professionals in teacher training and leadership.

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Andrew Hogan

Andrew Hogan

Secondary Programme Lead (Essex)

Andrew has held several roles at Debden Park High School over eight years and has led whole-school innovations in teaching and learning.

Since 2017, Andrew has been a member of the Leadership Team at Debden as the Director of Teaching and leads the bespoke 'Debden Minds' whole-school training.

As well as leading the SCITT Secondary Programme in Essex, Andrew also enjoys the role of Professional Mentor.

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Andy Davies

Andy Davies

Secondary Programme Leader (Coast)

Over the past 26 years, Andy has taught at five comprehensive schools and worked as an Assistant Headteacher and now a Vice Principal.

Andy leads the SCITT Secondary Programme for the Coast region is the Lead for TKAT’s Teaching School Alliance (Coast region).

Andy is very proud to work in Chichester High School. He believes that the Outstanding Ofsted status is testimony to the dedication of the staff to ensure that every student reaches their true potential.

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Jo Fogg

Jo Fogg

ITT Administrations Manager

Jo was a Home Office Civil Servant for 26 years. Her career at TKAT began in 2006, when she joined Kemnal Technology College as Clerk to the Governing Body. From there, she was a Cover Supervisor and then moved to the role as PA to the Headteacher.

 

Jo was part of the original team that formed TKAT SCITT in 2012, which initially began with 7 academies in Bromley, Bexley and Essex. 

 

She now oversees the administration of the SCITT including all of our School Direct Lead Schools: Rainham School for Girls, Debden Park High School and Chichester High School.

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Craig Channell

Craig Channell

SCITT Programme Support

Craig was part of the team that undertook the development, accreditation and implementation of TKAT’s School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) scheme that commenced in September 2012.  Currently, Craig manages the TKAT SCITT website and undertakes the assessment data collation and analysis.

Prior to joining TKAT, Craig was Vice Principal at a community school in East Sussex where he also led the vocational training provision for a partnership of schools at their dedicated skills centre. Prior to moving to East Sussex Craig was a Deputy Head Teacher in Bromley where he was also responsible for developing and leading one of the very first SCITT schemes.

Craig will draw upon his experience, both in SCITT and Schools, to help support the delivery of high-quality initial teacher training.

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Sophia Gale

Sophia Gale

SCITT Course Administrator

With a strong background in project management and leading customer success, Sophia oversees the course checks for all new trainees, along with recruitment and marketing administration.

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