Who We Are

Oxfordshire Teacher Training is an accredited SCITT provider (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) that was designated by the Department for Education in 2013. In December 2017 we were graded Outstanding in all areas in our first Ofsted ITT inspection. We run a wide range of high quality programmes to suit applicants of all backgrounds and circumstances, all of which lead to QTS and have the option of a Masters level PGCE.

As the ITT arm of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) we offer the first steps into your career as a great teacher and are committed to ensuring that you are well prepared and supported in order to be a really effective and fulfilled professional.

We deliver programmes that specialise in all areas of the school system including  nursery, primary, special and secondary education. We are based at The Cherwell School in Oxford and work with and draw upon the expertise of great schools and great teachers from across Oxfordshire. Increasingly we are known for our personalised and flexible approach, the quality and coherence of our programmes and the bespoke support that we offer to everyone that we work with.


Our Partners

Oxfordshire Teacher Training is the initial teacher training arm of The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA). OTSA is one of the biggest and most successful teaching school networks in the country and so as someone who has started their career within OTSA you will also be part of that network from day one and supported as you move through each stage. Schools in our partnership are incredibly keen on recruiting our Associate Teachers and so the vast majority of people who train with us gain employment locally in an OTSA school.

Oxfordshire Teacher Training is part of the River Learning Trust (RLT). The River Learning Trust is a multi-academy trust which comprises a growing number of primary and secondary schools, as well as the SCITT.

Partner Schools

Our dynamic and diverse partnership of schools covers the whole of Oxfordshire.

We work with great schools across Oxfordshire and so are able to offer lots of flexibility in arranging appropriate placements in terms of geographical location, quality of support and contrasting experiences. We recognise that travelling significant distances to your placement school is not always possible or appropriate and so we work hard with our partnership schools to ensure that you have a manageable travel time and supportive school environment when you arrive.