SCITT Programme Leader

Neil trained as a History teacher and has taught across the south of England for over 30 years.

He started his career in Portsmouth, then became Head of Humanities in Sunbury-on-Thames in Surrey before moving into senior leadership at a large secondary school in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

He was a Deputy Head for 20 years, responsible for staff training, pedagogy and staff welfare.

Neil joined the South Downs School-Centered Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) hub for Inspiring Future Teachers in September 2023 and enjoys working with DMAT colleagues and the Durrington Research School to develop and support the next generation of teachers. His role is to lead the Teacher Training team and provide high quality school-centered training to primary and secondary trainees across West Sussex and Brighton and Hove. He and the team work with over 20 partner schools and the University of Brighton to enable trainees to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

He is proud that the SCITT course develops trainees into becoming resilient and creative teachers, inspiring students to be the best version of themselves.

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