GORSE SCITT is different!

As one of a very small number of Outstanding teacher training providers nationally our central aim is to train exceptional teachers to change the deal for our most disadvantaged young people. GORSE SCITT has trained over 1600 trainee teachers across both Primary and Secondary phases, over the last nine years. We offer the opportunity to train in locations across Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire.

Our core responsibility is to provide trainees with the best possible start to their career. Using the latest in educational research to underpin our ambitious curriculum, aspiring teachers will be guided to successfully enable them to put pedagogical theory into practice in the classroom.

Our locations

Our Vision

Working in partnership with the Leeds Teaching School Hub, GORSE SCITT will ensure that from the very first point of entering the profession, trainees are given the highest quality training opportunities. We will shape committed and passionate individuals into responsive, inspirational and highly skilled teachers. Led by experienced practitioners within their own fields, we believe that great teachers have the ability to collectively engender social change. With our Outstanding ITT provision, we will improve teacher quality and, in turn, student outcomes across the region.


Meet The Team

Sir John Townsley
Chief Executive Officer,

Emma Worrincy
Executive Director,

Nicola Cornfoot
Leeds Teaching School Hub

Rachel Thompson
Director Primary Phase

Helen Carr
Director of GORSE SCITT Secondary

Cat Goodwin
Link Tutor

David Craine
Consultant Director

Anna Twist
Link Tutor

Ruth Hall
Link Tutor

Katie Taylor
Link Tutor

Nicola France
Administration Office Manager

Nicola Quinton
Administration Systems Manager

Lillie Snowden
SKE Administrator

Want to find out More?

Book an Information evening or a Taster Day.

These virtual events will take place with our leadership team to give you an opportunity to find out more about the courses we offer, the support you will receive and your journey as a GORSE SCITT trainee.

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