The SCITT Team
Head of Initial Teacher Education
Mark Beyer Kay is the Head of Initial Teacher Education but is currently on Parental Leave. He has also been in the Senior Leadership Team at Pimlico Academy.
Mark conducted his MA research in the subject specialism of English and the Creative Arts whilst teaching with us. Mark also established the High Challenge programme at Pimlico, providing excellent provision for our more able cohort. He continues to foster strong links for our students and staff with cultural partners like the First Story writer-in-residence programme.
His current PhD investigates the knowledge revolution that is happening in forward-looking English departments.
Acting Head of Initial Teacher Education
Natalie is Deputy Head of Initial Teacher Education, and she also teaches maths and economics at Pimlico Academy.
She assists with recruitment and embedding the Pimlico Curriculum through all strands of the SCITT programme, ensuring that student teachers leave with a comprehensive understanding of its subject matter and its philosophy, and are able to teach it effectively.
She facilitates the delivery of our lecture programme, regularly sourcing high quality subject experts to speak to our trainee teachers. She has a background in teacher education, having worked on teacher training projects in several countries alongside acting as an associate tutor for the Teach First programme. She has a MA in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education with a focus on continuing professional development.
Primary Phase Lead
David has been a Head teacher in four different schools over the last 21 years. David currently work as a Primary Programme Lead for the Pimlico SCITT and as a consultant Principal for a free school.
David has previously worked for the Department for Education as the Head of Office for the Lancashire and West Yorkshire Regional School’s Commissioner, where his role was to hold schools to account for academic performance and to help support their development.
As a Trustee and Principal, David helped set up and develop two free schools with a third in the pipeline.
David was educated at De La Salle Grammar School and attended Liverpool University where he gained a B.Ed and a Diploma for the Advanced Study of Education ( DASE).
David’s interests lie in ensuring the best education for all children and teacher trainees and supporting his local church.
Emma will be your first point of contact when applying to the Pimlico-London SCITT. Emma will be able to explain the dynamic environment you would be joining as well as our entrance and other requirements.
During your training year Emma will be there for all your administrative queries right through to your graduation day, your NQT year and beyond.