We’re incredibly proud of our trainee, Matthew Kerridge (training at Heckmondwike Grammar School) for winning the Trainee Teacher of the Year Award. Matthew was nominated by his mentor Claire Scott & Dawn Newton, ITT Coordinator. Out of the 6 shortlisted trainees, 5 were from Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT*
- Daniel Bellanfante – Moor End Academy
- Emma Sanford – Moor End Academy
- Matthew Kerridge – Heckmondwike Grammar School
- Jessica Fox – Diamond Wood Community Academy, Ravensthorpe
- Samantha Vale – Green Light Teaching Alliance at Shelley College
- Matthew Farley – Headfield Junior C of E, Dewsbury
Schools are celebrating today after triumphing in the Examiner schools awards. The winners in each category were announced in a special ceremony at Kirklees College yesterday.
The event, hosted by Look North TV news presenter Harry Gration, saw North Huddersfield Trust School named Secondary School of the Year.
Examiner editor Wayne Ankers, who spoke at the event, said: “It was another amazing event and shows the great work that goes on in schools across Kirklees.
“It brings it home to everyone just how hard our teachers and support staff are working to ensure our children get the best start in life both in the classroom and in a wide range of extra curricular activities.”
“As a mature career changer, the School Direct programme offered by Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT, has been the perfect fit. It has enabled me to train to be a teacher on the job and immerse myself into the school environment from day one. This coupled with weekly training sessions hosted by SCITT and the theoretical understanding gained whilst studying for my PGCE, accelerated the development of my practice towards outstanding teaching and learning.
If you are considering making the move into education, Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT provide a structured school based route – you are on the job, part of the school and making progress from day one. You have the support of the SCITT team and your cohort of fellow trainees, together with your host school ITT coordinator and mentor.”
Matthew is currently Head of Business & Computer Science at Doha British School (April 2020)