The Thamesmead School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Partnership is a highly graded teacher training provider in North West Surrey. We have been training teachers since 2003 and during this time all of our trainee teachers have been graded as good or outstanding and all have gained employment following their training.

From September 2017 we are pleased to be able to offer a Masters Level PGCE in some subjects in conjunction with Roehampton University.

During our time as an ITT provider we have developed a rigorous and robust teacher training programme, which has trained over 300 teachers in the Surrey area. During the last 5 years 100% of our trainees have been graded as outstanding or good at final assessment and in each of these years 100% of trainees have been recruited by either their placement school, a partner school or within Greater London or Surrey. With this high retention rate, many of our trainees have taken on positions of responsibility early on in their careers and remain passionate about their time spent with us and how it helped accelerate their career.

Each of the schools in our Partnership is fully committed to recruiting and training high calibre graduates, who have a desire to work with young people. All of the Partner Schools have a team of Subject Mentors who work closely with the trainees to develop their subject knowledge and teaching and learning strategies.

 Excellence is at the centre of all that we do. Graduates embarking on our training programme will receive high calibre training throughout their time with us, which will see them qualify as excellent teachers who are fully prepared to take up their first teaching post.

All our training routes have the same core elements of theory and practice in the classroom. Each week trainees spend the majority of their time in the classroom observing good practice and teaching their own lessons. They have a half day training session every week at Thamesmead School or in one of our partner schools.

Session topics include Teaching and Learning Styles, Behaviour Management, Safeguarding, Differentiation, Use of Assessment, Collaborate Learning, Working with Teaching Assistants, Effective Use of Voice plus many more.

Trainees who embark upon teacher training with the Thamesmead SCITT can be assured that we will provide you with the best training possible. We will support, guide and challenge you and we can guarantee that with our combined hard work, you will qualify as a good or outstanding teacher. Children deserve nothing less.

Feedback from one of the trainees says it all:
“The course is hard work and the workload is substantial—but both manageable and highly enjoyable. Furthermore, the quality of mentoring and very high level of training and support available is just exceptional. I would highly recommend the course to any prospective trainee teachers.”

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