Partner Schools

Our Partner Schools

Our list of partner schools is constantly growing and expanding, we are proud to work with a number of schools in Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas and look forward to more schools joining our alliance in the future.

‘Trainees benefit hugely from the range of schools in the partnership and the contrasting placements they have.’

The relationship between the SCITT and its partnership schools is excellent. For this partnership, meeting recruitment needs is not just about filling vacancies, but about ensuring that pupils benefit and make progress. Inspectors were deeply impressed with what school leaders told them about the impact trainees and NQTs were having on outcomes for pupils in secondary and primary schools.’ Ofsted Inspection report 2017.

The Oxfordshire SCITT is an example of a partnership working really well together. The highly trained mentors and subject specialists strive to fully support the trainees enabling them to achieve outstanding results.

Tony Rushworth (Headteacher) – The Bicester School

Become a Partner School

If you are Headteacher of a school and are not currently involved in our School Direct programmes but would like more information about being involved then contact us using either the contact form located here or via email ( and we will get in touch with you.

We also advise that you have a look at the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) website for more information regarding the background and context of OTSA, the specialist development strands across Oxfordshire and the benefits of joining the alliance.


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As Director of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance I know how keen Oxfordshire schools are to recruit teachers who have trained with the SCITT because the quality of training and support is so strong. Training in this partnership will give you a significant advantage when it comes to applying for jobs, and once you’re in an OTSA school the ongoing career support and training will be exceptional, from induction as a Newly Qualified Teacher all the way through to becoming a Headteacher.

Adam Arnell - Director of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance

It's great to know that you are training a teacher to succeed in your school, everyone gains from the investment. The process is tough and our trainee teachers are exceptional. It is wonderful to be able to reward their hard work and dedication with permanent positions within OTSA schools.

Clare Morgan Headteacher – Wantage CE Primary School