Who’s Who

South Coast SCITT trainees are very well supported in understanding course expectations and in developing professional expertise. There is also a strong emphasis on pastoral care.

“Trainees benefit from individualised support and personalised programmes, combined with outstanding pastoral care and support.” (Ofsted, 2017)

SCITT Tutors

Three highly qualified centre-based tutors – all with previous school leadership experience – are responsible for delivering the majority of the taught course.

Tutors get to know trainees very well and offer high quality, consistent personalised support throughout the year.


Angela Barnes

BEd (Hons), MA(Ed), NPQH (Director)

Sue Barrett

BA (Hons), MEd (Deputy Director)

Dr. Iain Barnes

BEd (Hons), MA, Ed.D, NPQH (Tutor)

“Leaders of the partnership consistently demonstrate a highly developed moral purpose. They model committed habits of reflection and resilience, which are visibly communicated to trainees and partner schools.” (Ofsted, 2017)

Why Choose Us?

SCITT Mentors

During teaching placements each trainee works alongside their mentor – the class teacher. All mentors receive bespoke high quality training in mentoring based on the National Standards for School-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Mentors (2016).

Our dedicated mentors – some of whom were previous South Coast SCITT trainees – act in a ‘critical friend’ capacity and are responsible for supporting trainees’ progress towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

“The quality of placement-based mentoring is consistently high.” (Ofsted, 2017)

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