Welcome to Gloucestershire Initial Teacher
Education Partnership

GITEP is a unique collaboration between all the secondary schools in Gloucestershire and the University of Gloucestershire. GITEP offers PGCE, QTS, School Direct and School Direct Salaried routes into teaching.

The GITEP programme is designed to recruit, train and retain the best teachers for our partnership schools. Almost 100 trainees completed the programme last year and all are employed in schools, well over half within our partnership. Employment and completion rates are both well above the national average.

Trainees on all routes spend most of their time in schools and the majority of trainers are serving teachers. Partner schools include some of the highest performing schools in the country, selective schools, comprehensive schools, single sex schools, large urban schools and small rural schools.

The following partners are offering places for 2016/17:

  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Balcarras Teaching School Alliance
  • Odyssey Teaching School Alliance (Pate’s Grammar School)
  • Cotswold Edge Teaching School Alliance (Marling School)

Teacher Taster Days

Join us at one of our Teacher Taster Days and find out more about teaching as a career. There will be an opportunity to meet students, teachers, trainee teachers and teacher trainers and get the answers to your questions.

Upcoming Events:

Marling School (Drop-in)

w/c 19th September, 4-5:30pm

Bournside School Cheltenham

29th September, 9am-3pm

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Pate’s Grammar School

7th October

Dene Magna

11th October

Balcarras School

9th November

Severn Vale School

November 2016

The Crypt School

27th January 2017, 9am-1pm

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Marlwood School

February 2017

Crypt School

February 2017

Marling School

7th March 2017, 9am-3pm


Come see us!

If you want to find out more about teacher training you can come and have a chat with us at the following events:

There are currently no upcoming events.




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