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Browney AcademyFrom this September, Browney Academy will be helping to train the next generation of teachers as it joins forces with regional teacher training provider Shotton Hall SCITT.

Trainee primary teachers on the school-based Shotton Hall courses will spend a significant amount of time at the Durham primary school, learning first-hand alongside its exceptional teachers. During their training, they will be fully involved in school life, learning in the classroom from day one. The trainees will then spend time in other schools across the north east and in Durham University, who awards the PGCE for the course.

After becoming an Academy and joining the North East Learning Trust (previously Shotton Hall Learning Trust) in September 2012, Browney Academy has been going from strength to strength and has recently seen their best ever SATs results. This rapid improvement now sees them in the influential position of helping to support future generations of teachers.

To help train the new teachers, one of the school’s classrooms has had a facelift including brand new furniture for people with longer legs to use!

Speaking of the development of Shotton Hall SCITT’s fully subscribed primary course, Browney Academy headteacher, Catherine Harris said:

“We are very proud to have been chosen to help develop new entrants to the teaching profession. Having trainee teachers in school is a fantastic opportunity for us as they bring with them new skills that benefit our children. We can’t wait to see what ideas they have and are excited to share our knowledge and skills with them.”

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