The EAST SCITT Partnership takes the wellbeing of its trainee teachers very seriously.
We work in partnership with the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service to carry our pre-employment checks for all trainees.
Once you have been accepted onto a programme, there are a number of options available for any trainee who feels they need support:
- Your SCITT tutor and Subject/ Phase Specialist tutor: If you have any concerns, you can always approach either your assigned SCITT tutor or Subject / Phase specialist tutor for advice and support.
- Director of SCITT: We operate an open-door policy within the EAST SCITT Partnership. If you need to speak to Pete Smith (Director of SCITT) about something that concerns you, please do.
- Your School Mentor: You will have regular meetings with your school mentor, this is often an ideal opportunity to discuss any worries you may have.
- Your Professional Tutor in School: The placement school’s Professional tutor / Headteacher is a further contact within your school, who will be able to assist, and usually through experience has the full understanding of any concerns you may have, and solutions to support you in your training journey.
- The Education Support Partnership: We are proud to work in partnership with ESP who are the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of education staff in schools, colleges and universities. Early Career teachers face a huge learning curve and it’s easy to feel isolated if you’re struggling, or to reach burn out if you take on too much and can’t switch off. You will also find some tips to help manage your mental health and wellbeing on https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/looking-after-teacher-wellbeing