New executive leader for Norfolk and Suffolk teacher training scheme

Geoff Robinson, executive leader of the Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training.

Geoff Robinson, executive leader of the Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training. Picture: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A former headteacher has been appointed as the new executive leader of a regional teacher training scheme.

Anna Richards, who has worked in education for 20 years, will be the executive leader of the Suffolk and Norfolk School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT).

Mrs Richards, who will take up her position on September 1, led the Suffolk and Norfolk Primary SCITT programme, which, according to the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017, is ranked in the top 20 teacher training providers in the country.

SCITT is the largest school-based teacher training in the country, training some 240 teachers in more than 200 schools.

It runs in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils and the University of Suffolk.


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Mrs Richards takes the post on from Geoff Robinson, current executive leader, who retires in August after 10 years.

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