Mr Michael Eszrenyi
SCITT Course Manager
Barr Beacon School
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Mr Michael Eszrenyi | SCITT Course Mentor
I qualified as a Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages and I have worked as a German Teacher at Barr Beacon School since 2012. Within Initial Teacher Education (ITE) I have undertaken a range of roles and responsibilities. I have been a Subject Mentor to Modern Foreign Languages trainee teachers, I have assumed the role of Professional Mentor to a cohort of 17 trainee teachers under the School Direct training route and I have established and led the Modern Foreign Languages SCITT Course at Barr Beacon SCITT. Currently, I am the SCITT Course Manager for Barr Beacon SCITT with a responsibility for the running of a SCITT across eight secondary partner schools. In 2017 I gained a Masters in Education with a dissertation focussed on trainee teacher resilience and well-being. My responsibilities within ITE give me a wealth of up-to-date understanding of what constitutes best practice in ITE and the statutory policy and practice which underpins the sector. My wide experience of the different roles within ITE gives me a deep understanding of each level of the ITE system.I am an experienced presenter and trainer. I have delivered whole-school training sessions in a number of schools on a variety of themes, including Assessment for Learning, Marking and Feedback, Whole-School Teaching and Learning and Mentoring and Coaching. I have presented at SSAT conferences on the Development of a SCITT. I regularly give one-to-one and whole-cohort sessions and support to our SCITT cohort. In 2015 - 2016 I was a member of the Department for Education’s (DfE) Independent Review Group looking into marking policy and practice which led to the publication of the group’s report in March 2016. I have disseminated key messages from the report to groups of local Headteachers and school leadership teams.
I have successfully led a team of school-based mentors and trainee teachers through the School Direct route in my role as Professional Mentor. During this year, 100% of trainees were graded good or outstanding at the end of their training year.In my role as SCITT Course Leader of Modern Foreign Languages I have established and led a subject training programme for Modern Foreign Languages. This includes the development of a Subject Course Handbook, the design and delivery of bespoke training sessions and the provision of subject-specific observations, support and training. 100% of MFL trainees have been graded good or outstanding and the systems developed for the MFL course have been used as models for all subject training within the SCITT. In my role as SCITT Course Manager I have managed large teams of mentors and trainee teachers on our course. Survey analysis shows mentoring as a real strength of the SCITT partnership and this is supported by the fact that 100% of trainees have been graded good or outstanding and 100% of trainees have been successful in gaining employment as an NQT. I continue to provide one-to-one and whole-cohort support to our growing numbers of trainee teachers and work on the development of the SCITT.