Meet the Team
Each member of the SCITTELS team is an expert in their field, having both academic and practical expertise to draw upon. Together our team work tirelessly to ensure that the service we provide remains unparalleled.
Meet the Team (ID 1102)
Tahreem Shaz-VennusBA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH
Tahreem is the Accounting Officer for SCITTELS. She is the Head Teacher of the lead school.
Abbie OjukwuBA (Hons), PGCE
Abbie is the Chair of the Quality Assurance Board. She is a Deputy Head Teacher at the lead school, Colegrave Primary and a Professional Tutor. Abbie completed her PGCE with SCITTELS in 2010 and spent several years teaching across Key Stage 1 and 2. During this time, Abbie led various subjects such as PE and PSHCE and was Assistant Head Teacher for Maths.
Raz RahmanBA (Hons), MA, NPQLTD
Raz is the SCITT Director, he supports the Professional Tutors to develop the course curriculum and manages the recruitment, training and assessment processes. Raz also leads training days as part of the ITT programme and contributes to quality assuring all aspects of the course. Prior to taking up the post of Programme Manager, Raz was a Professional Tutor for 3 years, where he had lead on mentor development and worked as the Academic Tutor for the PGCE side of the programme. Before working in ITT, Raz was a class teacher in East London and has experience working across key stage 1 and 2. He has also led Maths and Key Stage 1 in East London schools.
Renuka SivakumaranBA (Hons), PGCE, NPQLTD
Renuka is a Professional Tutor and the Curriculum Lead at SCITTELS. She organises all of the centre-based training and leads on some of the undergraduate modules. Prior to joining SCITTELS, Renuka worked as a Class Teacher in Tower Hamlets and Newham, and as a Specialist Performing Arts Teacher in Newham. She has led on Speaking & Listening and worked across Key Stage 1 and 2.
Jessica BarnettBA (Hons), PGCE, MA
Jessica is a Professional Tutor for SCITTELS and leads on mentor training and development. She is the Academic Tutor for the PGCE programme, working with Goldsmiths to deliver their PGCE curriculum and develop trainees' academic tuition. Before working in ITT, Jessica taught across Key Stages 1 and 2 in inner London schools, leading on Reading. She was also a Specialist Leader of Education for English, offering support to middle and senior leaders in other schools.
Jahida AhmedBA (Hons)
Jahida Ahmed is the SCITT Administrator.