Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership

Meet the Team

Welcome to Beds SCITT :)


We are a small friendly team who are dedicated to providing the best teacher training in order to provide the best teachers for our local schools and beyond. 

Our Joint Programme Managers are Dave Goode and Mark Thompson, both having been senior leaders in our local Upper Schools, they also have over 80 years of teaching experience between them!! They have been jointly running The Bedfordshire School's Training Partnership (Beds SCITT) for over 21 years and teaching is clearly their passion. Mark & Dave primarily look after the Secondary cohort. 

In our Primary provision, we have Caroline Downing who is our Primary Programme Leader. Caroline has huge experience across Primary and has, so far, successfully looked after the past 7 Primary cohorts, providing excellent teachers to our local community of Primary, Lower and Middle Schools.




In the office we are a happy bunch! Cathy manages the office, supported by Jane & Jacki who look after Recruitment & Placements for Secondary & Primary respectively. Jade looks after the current cohort and deals with all things remotely technical - she looks after our learning platform across the whole provision and is usually the one who answers the telephone! Last but not least, we have Sue who is our Finance Administrator and is therefore the key contact for Student Loans and Bursary queries.

We very much look forward to supporting you on your journey into teacher training :)