Thursday, 22 May 2014

zondle and George Abbot Teaching School partner to support schools becoming a SCITT



George Abbot Teaching School has launched a complete solution to all Teaching Schools who want to become a SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Trainer). Delivered using technology from zondle (the fast growing ed-tech company), SCITT in a Box is available for schools via http://www.georgeabbottraining.co.uk/scitt-in-a-box/. A complementary iOS app, to allow on-the-go access, will be available on iTunes from the beginning of June 2014.

Peter Gale, Director of George Abbot Teaching School said:
George Abbot have been running a SCITT for 14 years now and have built up an amazing resource that we want to share with other schools. Providing access to the tools that allow schools to become SCITTs means that they can concentrate their time  and efforts on building great teacher training delivered in a local context with partner schools. We have found working with zondle simple and the finished product is a professional, yet simple to use, solution to the complexities of applying for and becoming a SCITT.

Ben Barton, CEO of zondle said:
With SCITT in a Box, George Abbot Teaching School have made it simple and cost-effective to become a SCITT. We are pleased that our technology will enable 24/7 web and mobile access to what is a tremendous resource for those schools wanting to progress to SCITT status.
Working with George Abbot Teaching School has been a dream. Their professionalism and high quality content demonstrate that it is schools rather than publishers that are leading the charge in developing high quality content for the education market. The partnership builds on our recent project (Computing GCSE in an app) with the examination board OCR. Together these projects demonstrate how the zondle platform provides a unique and cost-effective way to provide digital products to schools and teachers across the UK and worldwide.


SCITT in a Box launches on 20th May and is available to all schools in England and Wales. For more details please see the attached Letter to Schools.