The SCITT Team
Natalie Parker, Head of Initial Teacher TRAINING
Natalie is Head of Initial Teacher Training alongside teaching Maths and Economics at Pimlico Academy.
Natalie oversees the delivery of our training programme, regularly sourcing expert teachers to lead sessions to our trainee teachers with a particular focus on sharing evidence-informed practice. 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 an MA in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education with a focus on continuing professional development.
DAVE RYAN, PRIMARY SCITT LEAD
David has been a Headteacher in four different schools over the last 21 years. David currently works as a Primary Programme Lead for the Pimlico London SCITT and meets regularly with the Primary School leaders within Future Academies to provide advice and support.
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).
EMMA Burbidge, SCITT COORDINATOR
Emma will be your first point of contact when applying for teacher training programmes. She will be able to assist you through all stages of the process from entry requirements, to our application and interview process, and any other support and advice you may need before starting the course.
During your training year Emma will be there for all your administrative queries right through to your graduation day, your NQT year and beyond.