Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership
GITEP SCITT (school centred initial teacher training provider), created in 1997, is proud to have been placed in the top ten of all secondary School-Centred Initial Teacher Training providers in the country in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. The guide 2017 pointed out that “teachers trained in schools are more likely to become teachers than those trained in universities” and that, “those training in schools were also more likely to complete their programme successfully and achieve QTS status.”
New teachers who have trained with us have a very positive experience, as noted in Ofsted’s inspection report in November 2015 in which we were rated ‘outstanding’. Ofsted pointed out that GITEP SCITT offers a ‘sustained commitment to outstanding teacher training led by partnership school leaders and managers’; ‘excellent training and development of mentors and subject leaders’ and found that ‘trainees and NQTs thoroughly enjoy teaching, and tutors and mentors gain substantial professional satisfaction from their teacher training.’
The supply of good teachers for partnership schools is ‘our lifeline to the future’ and GITEP SCITT is dedicated to making a substantial contribution to the quality, supply and retention of new teachers in the area. Our trainees have excellent prospects, consistently well above the sector average for completion and employment, with 100% employment over the last two years. Ofsted said of our trainees that all, ‘irrespective of the training route, have the characteristics of good teachers and most demonstrate aspects that are outstanding.’
So if you think you could teach, give us a call – you’ll be in outstanding company!