OLICAT has been extremely supportive, and I enjoy working with this team. They make you feel welcome from the start. I am blessed to have such a lovely team around me who, no matter what it is, are ready to support you or give advice when you need it most. 

We welcome ECTs to our Trust and offer you a programme of support and mentoring, as you embark upon your new teaching career with us here at the OLICAT Schools. 

As a family of 12 schools we are able to offer you a variety of ECT roles within our Primary and Secondary schools. 

I have had so much support through the ECF by my mentor, peers and other experienced colleagues. The networking opportunities in the paths to wellness programme have been really beneficial. It has allowed me to talk to those in the same position as myself and feel like I am not alone in times of worry and negativity.

You will be supported both in your school, and by the Trust. We currently run a popular Paths to Wellness Programme. This year, we are working with Georgia Hibberd of the Happy Child Agency, who is delivering a Developing Resilience for ECTs programme supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our ECTs. 

As a result of my mentor's belief in me and me starting to develop my confidence in myself, I feel more settled in my role as class teacher.

If you would like to find out more please register your interest and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you.