Our Vision

‘Our vision is to train human-first teachers in the latest research informed pedagogy in order to provide the local community with passionate and confident teachers who enhance the life chances of our children.’

Aims and Objectives

The Basingstoke Alliance SCITT’s Aims and Objectives provide the goals and purpose of the training programme.

Through a carefully structured, cohesive and personalised programme we aim to:


  • Provide high quality training that remains at the forefront of the latest pedagogical thinking, with particular reference to cognitive load theory.
  • Use instructional coaching models and deliberate practice to ensure trainees’ progress trajectories are maximised.
  • Utilise the very best practice within the local community to inspire and guide trainees.
  • Provide schools within the alliance with confident and passionate ECTs to ensure pupils have access to outstanding local education.


  • Secure trainees’ subject and pedagogical knowledge, and ensure they gain a good understanding of curriculum design and implementation.
  • Know how children develop and learn, including their social, emotional and mental health needs.
  • Know the professional duties of teachers, the statutory framework within which they operate, and work in partnership with the whole school community including parents, governors and support services.
  • Extend trainees’ communication skills and use a range of productive teaching strategies which take account of children’s individual needs, and promote equality and inclusion.
  • Become reflective practitioners who critically analyse educational practice and research, and take responsibility for identifying and meeting their own professional development needs.
  • Collaborate with expert colleagues to extend their professional understanding and develop supportive personal networks.
  • Ensure that all school-based trainers are effectively trained and provide high quality mentoring and coaching so as to give the best possible support and guidance to their trainees and ensure that they reach their full potential.
  • Cultivate personal, well-informed philosophies about learning, teaching and the curriculum, such that they feel confident, inspired and well-prepared as they enter the profession.

The Wider Impact of the SCITT

The Programme Director loves training within partnership schools as well as with other teacher training providers, passing on her knowledge and passion for teacher development, whatever a teacher’s stage of career.

In addition, The Programme Director is also:

  • An End Point Assessor for the ITT Apprenticeship Route.
  • An ITT External Moderator for three other SCITTs.
  • Subject Consultant for Secondary Biology for National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), writing resources that will be offered nationally.
  • Programme Director has written mentoring modules for NASBTT’s mentor training offer fitting new 2024-25 Quality Requirements.

Training Examples:

27/11/2023:  Programme Director delivering whole staff training at a partnership school around instructional coaching.

19/10/2023:  Programme Director delivering whole staff training at a partnership school around metacognition.

08/07/2023:  Programme Director presented at the Now Teach national conference at County Hall London and ran a workshop for 100 delegates.

24/05/2023:  Programme Director delivered Assessment for Learning CPD to Train to Teach ECTs.

27/01/2023:    Meeting to support another SCITT who is using the Programme Directors training materials to submit for their Stage 2 reaccreditation process.

23/01/2023:    Metacognition and cognitive science session for Poole SCITT trainees.

19/01/2023:    AFL session for Now Teach teachers.

17/01/2023:    Coaching for partnership ECT trained by another provider.

06/01/2023:    Metacognition and motivation for National Maths and Physics trainees.

03/01/2023:     Motivation training for whole staff at a partnership school.

01/12/2022:    NASBTT annual conference presentation on metacognition.

11/11/2022:      Cognitive science and metacognition for Wildern SCITT trainees.

03/10/2022:    Metacognition training for whole staff in partnership school .

07/07/2022:    Speaker at National Festival of Education on formative assessment in ITT.

06/07/2022:    Cognitive Science training for whole staff in a partnership school.