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Iain Wakefield, History Associate Teacher, reflects on his time on our SCITT programme so far.

” I can’t believe we are approaching 3 months with the SCITT at Cherwell. Where has the time gone?  I have to say I am thoroughly enjoying the course. It’s definitely a challenge, no one day is ever the same! but I’m learning so much.


I really like the combination of being in school three or four days a week and then being in my SCITT hub for the remaining time (whether on-line or in person, the SCITT sessions are invaluable).

Caroline Slater, my mentor at Cherwell, has been very supportive and has guided me from my first half hour of teaching  to the busy and full timetable I’m teaching now. Everyone in the Humanities department has been incredibly supportive and patient as I have learned about the work of the department and the school as a whole. The experience has offered me the opportunity to really understand how the faculty works and the staff have very generously included me in virtually all aspects of its operation. This has even included an invitation to the Faculty Christmas party, which I’m particularly looking forward to and will hopefully help mark the end of a thoroughly enjoyable two terms in the SCITT and at Cherwell School.

Many thanks to all the staff at Cherwell for making me so welcome and answering the many questions I have fired at them over the past 3 months! I’m very grateful.”