a dynamic, schools-led organisation that is committed to delivering exceptional and inspiring Initial Teacher Training programmes. We work with nursery, primary, special and secondary schools across Oxfordshire and are led by a dedicated central team. In December 2017 we were graded as Outstanding in all areas of our provision in our first Ofsted ITT inspection.
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.
‘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 ECT (Early Career 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.’