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Recruitment update

We are now closed for any new applications for the 2021/22 academic year.  Applications for 2022/23 will open in October.
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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.


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