a dynamic schools-led organisation that is committed to delivering the very best Initial Teacher Training programmes possible. In December 2017 we were graded as Outstanding in all areas of our provision in our first Ofsted ITT inspection. We work across Oxfordshire and are lead by a highly experienced and dedicated central team that works in close partnership with a diverse and committed group of nursery, primary, special and secondary schools to ensure the very best outcomes for everyone involved.
100% of people who have trained with us would recommend us to other applicants
We’re really proud of the fact that everyone who has trained with us since we started running ITT programmes has said that they would recommend us to other applicants. Fortunately many of them actually do and so we have an ever-growing number of great teachers and Oxfordshire Teacher Training advocates in schools locally. Come to one of our events to meet current and recent trainees and hear their views on who we are and what we do. ‘Trainees develop into highly reflective, resilient and skilled teachers, whose work has a palpable impact on pupils’ progress. A combination of excellent training and outstanding pastoral care prepares trainees extremely well for a career in teaching.’ Ofsted inspection report 2017.
‘The atmosphere surrounding the SCITT is brilliant. The SCITT team is incredibly supportive and is really invested in the wellbeing of every Associate Teacher.’
Holly Dervey – Physics
100% employment rate at the end of the programme
Everyone that has gained QTS with us and sought employment as a teacher has been snapped up. Schools are really keen to recruit people who have trained with us and about 90% of people who train in our amazing partnership of schools stay with us locally.
‘The support offered by the SCITT is second to none. They are always on hand with answers and advice. The schools involved and the associate teachers themselves can be certain they will cope with the demands of the course and progress quickly within the profession.’
Ed Carlin (Assistant Head) – Larkmead School, Abingdon
100% of Head Teachers who employed OTT trained teachers said that they were well prepared.
It really matters to us that you are well prepared to start your career as an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) and so we always check with the Headteachers that employ our trainees – and they always say ‘yes’! We know that being a teacher is complex and demanding and so our programmes offer the perfect combination of elements to make sure that you really thrive, right from the outset. ‘School leaders are delighted with the NQTs they appoint from the partnership.’ Ofsted Inspection report 2017.
‘In 30 years I have never worked with an ITT provider that did such a good job of getting the right candidates to the right schools. It is a brilliant way to train.’
Wyll Willis Headteacher – Wallingford School
“Oxford Teacher Training has an excellent reputation which is fully deserved. Associate Teachers benefit from high quality training and support drawing on a wide range of expertise from across Oxfordshire’s schools which sees them extremely well-prepared for their professional careers. As a result the OTT Associate Teachers are very sought after by schools with exceptionally high employment rates in Oxfordshire Schools”