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Recruitment update

GITEP would like to reassure those who are considering applying for our Initial Teacher Training programme next year that we are still recruiting. Obviously the health and well-being of all potential trainees and staff are paramount, so in view of this there may be a delay in arranging interviews. However we are still able to process applications and update candidates on whether they will be called for interview. We look forward to receiving your application.


*From Monday 23rd March GITEP staff will be working remotely. If you need to contact a member of the team please e-mail 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

26th May 2020 11am Start
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. But don’t worry, if you miss this one, we’ll invite you to the next one. Hope to see you soon!

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