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Recruitment update

Applications for 2021/22 are now open. Please contact with any questions and queries.

GITEP staff are still working remotely for much of the time. If you need to contact a member of the team please email We will aim to communicate mainly via e-mail but if you do require a phone conversation please confirm your contact telephone number and the relevant team member will call you back.

Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership

Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP) SCITT is a highly successful school centred initial teacher training provider, recognised as one of the best in the country. Rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2015/16, GITEP was ranked among the top 10 secondary providers nationally in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017.

Our training is dominantly school based but we also believe strongly that our trainees should have the time to develop subject expertise and an understanding of theoretical aspects of education. Professional studies weeks throughout the year, with lectures and workshops led by expert speakers, support the training in schools.

GITEP works in partnership with the University of Bristol to offer the academic PGCE. Although all our centre-based training takes place in Cheltenham our trainees have full access to the University of Bristol library and are registered students of the University as well as GITEP. GITEP and the University both focus solely on secondary teacher training and share a commitment to developing outstanding subject expertise. Trainees from our partnership schools meet as subject groups every Thursday with subject leaders who are also serving teachers.

We are a relatively large SCITT, with around 80 trainees and 40 partner schools – “the richest possible mix of different settings” according to Ofsted. This enables us to offer a full range of training opportunities. We pride ourselves in knowing all our trainees individually and providing outstanding support. Our trainees “really enjoy teaching” (Ofsted) and last year over 70% found employment in partnership schools.


Train to teach Q&A Online sessions

Book now for your free place at an online Train to Teach Q&A session to see if teaching is the career for you. We can’t run our usual Teacher Taster Days at the moment but we’re still recruiting people to train to teach in the next academic year and this is an excellent chance to meet up, find out about the routes into teaching, the financial help available and get answers to any questions you may have. To ensure that everybody gets the opportunity to ask their questions, we’re limiting the number of places available so book quickly. Hope to see you soon!

Monday 19th October 4.00 – 5.00
Thursday 22nd October 10.00 – 11.00
Friday 6th November 2.00 – 3.00
Monday 9th November 10.00 – 11.00

Virtual Train to Teach Birmingham event

14 October 2020 at 16:30 – 19:30 in Birmingham at the Online event portal

To attend this Train to Teach Birmingham event, you must register for a place. Once registered, you will receive log-in information and joining instructions via email.
Please note: to access this event you will require a laptop/desktop pc and be using chrome as your browser.

What you can expect:

  • chat online with newly qualified teachers and find out what a day in the life of a teacher is really like
  • get one-to-one advice from our teaching experts on your application, including specific advice on your personal statement
  • watch a presentation on how to get into teaching
  • chat with local teacher training providers about the courses they offer in your region

You can spend as much or as little time as you like at the event. We can point you in the right direction and give you the answers you need to help get you one step closer to your rewarding new future.

Great discussion last night -a whistle stop intro to Projects on a Page for primary teachers. 50 teachers on the webinar. If anyone didn't manage to get on this one there is another one with the same content on 23 November - #primarydandt #primaryDT

#Scholarships of £26,000 are available for #Mathematics #TeacherTraining - you will need exceptional subject knowledge, enthusiasm for the study of the subject & outstanding potential to #teach, much like our subject leader, Steve Lomax @MaxTheMaths