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Train to Teach

High-quality centre-based training equips trainees with a deep understanding of educational theories and practice.” Ofsted 2021

Why teach

Teaching is a rewarding career; exciting, varied with many opportunities for professional development, and one in which you really do make a difference to children’s’ lives.

Why train with Sutton SCITT?

Sutton SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is led by Glenthorne High School, training teachers, many of whom go on to work in Sutton secondary schools. We are now in our eighth year of operation and train teachers in primary, science, maths, English, modern foreign languages, geography, history, PE, music, drama, design and technology, and art and design, making a significant impact on teacher recruitment in Sutton and helping to overcome the acute teacher shortage in the area. We are particularly keen to train people from the local area as we want to continue investing in our local community. Our experience is that former pupils who share our values and ethos have proven to become excellent trainees and teachers with great career prospects.

Our SCITT has been judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in all categories. Inspectors praised the SCITT’s ‘drive for excellence’, the ‘first class support’ and ‘that trainees acquire a rich understanding of how to teach their subject or phase.’

“Trainees receive first-class support from the partnership. they are highly complimentary about the partnership, its leadership and the programme.” Ofsted 2021

We have a track record in supporting our trainees to succeed through what is a rigorous and sometimes challenging year of training. As a small provider, we pride ourselves on the individual and personalised support we give all our trainees in order to ensure they succeed.

Your training programme – ‘School led, school based, school focused’

The programme is entirely school based blending research, theory and practice through classroom observation and practice, taught subject and professional studies sessions leading to Qualified Teacher Status, QTS. In addition, you will complete written assignments with our partner HEI, the University of Roehampton which will enable you to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, PGCE (worth 60 credits towards a master’s degree). All trainees receive support from a dedicated mentor as well as subject hub and professional studies tutors.

“I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of training I received throughout my time with Sutton SCITT. The training sessions are well planned and ordered in a way that guides you through the different phases of training. The subject specific training provided me with an opportunity to learn from experienced science teachers about the pedagogy of teaching science.”

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, we would very much welcome an application from you. Even if you haven’t yet considered teaching but would like to visit Glenthorne to find out some more information, meet some of our teachers, observe lessons and find out about our training programme, we would very much like to hear from you. We can organise for you to visit us on one of our open days or at another time that suits you. You can also register your interest in school experience with Sutton SCITT (at Glenthorne) on this website

Teaching is a fantastic profession which can offer you both career development and job satisfaction. Please visit our website or contact our SCITT Manager, Rachel Fagan (see below) if you would like more information or to arrange a visit. Do follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn for a snapshot of our provision and for upcoming events to find out more.

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