We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in schools. We offer Initial Teacher Training (ITT) through a variety of routes where trainees spend the majority of their time in a school environment, whilst receiving high quality support and training. Learning in this way means that trainees feel part of the school community in which they train. It allows schools to grow their own and offer successful candidates a long-term career pathway that goes well beyond Initial Teacher Training.
First rate training programme:As an Accredited Provider of Initial Teacher Training and a national Teaching School, we provide all our trainees with a first rate professional training experience. All of our placement schools have significant experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide a consistently high quality setting for their trainees.
High quality mentoring: Every trainee is allocated a mentor who is a subject specialist and will offer personalised support and guidance throughout the year. Weekly mentor meetings will focus on setting short and long-term targets and reviewing progress against the Teachers’ Standards.
Alliance-based training: Trainees follow a bespoke and carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by our very best practitioners, one day per week. Training sessions take the form of seminars, lectures or workshops and focus on the development of both subject knowledge and pedagogical expertise. Training covers all eight Teachers’ Standards that trainees must meet in order to receive Qualified Teacher Status at the end of the course. Placement schools also offer a professional development programmes which trainees can access when in school.
Second school placements: Our partnership provides opportunities for trainees to experience a contrasting school setting in their second placement. Second school placements are organised by GLF Schools’ Teacher Training and take into account individual needs and circumstances.
Induction: In order to help trainees prepare for the year ahead and ensure that salaried trainees are able to teach from the start of the academic year, trainees attend an Induction Programme in June. The induction period is remunerated for salaried trainees, unless otherwise specified by the employing school.
Networking and cross-school development opportunities: Working within a successful partnership of schools provides trainees with opportunities to share good practice and visit other schools, thus benefitting from the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled professionals.
Employment opportunities: 100% of trainees who gained QTS through us were subsequently successful in finding employment and most within our partnership.
Primary and Secondary Partnership Schools
GLF Schools’ Teacher Training has established an alliance of highly successful primary and secondary schools across Surrey and beyond. We are fortunate to work with partner schools who offer a variety of diverse settings and who all share a commitment to Initial Teacher Training and staff development with outstanding learning and teaching at its core.
Our secondary partner schools include:
Bishop Wand School
Ash Manor School
Cheam High School
de Stafford School
Magna Carta School
Meridian High School
The Beacon School
Our primary partner schools include:
Auriol Junior School
Bandon Hill Primary School,
Chestnut Park Primary School
Cordwalles Junior School
Cranmer Primary School
Danetree Junior School
Hillcroft Primary School
Hurst Park Primary School
Lightwater Village Infant School
Lime Tree Primary School
Meadow Primary School
Park Community School
Reigate Parish Church School
Salfords Primary School
Southfield Park Primary School
Springfield Primary School
Stamford Green Primary School
The Mead Infant School
Wallace Fields Infant and Wall Junior Schools
Trainees on either our SCITT Core course or School Direct programme are based in one of our placement schools for the majority of their training year. All trainees complete a second school placement of approximately six weeks in a contrasting school. All schools have comprehensive intakes and so offer experience of working with young people of all abilities. At least one placement will provide access to post-16 learners.
Trainees are trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning in schools. Trainees are timetabled to teach over four days, with one day a week set aside for training activities. Training is delivered by experienced practitioners from within the GLF Schools’ Teacher Training partnership and includes:
a comprehensive Professional Studies Programme, covering all eight Teachers’ Standards, delivered through seminars, lectures and workshops
subject and curriculum knowledge development training
half a day a week of independent studies
weekly progress review with school-based mentor
opportunities to observe other teachers
visits to a range of educational settings including primary schools and special schools
Teaching load is dependent on previous experience. On average, a trainee teacher with no teaching experience can expect to teach 5 to 8 hours per week at the start of the academic year, increasing progressively throughout the year. We ensure that classes taught by trainees span a range of year groups and abilities and are not unreasonably challenging.
Trainees also take part in a number of directed time activities, as instructed by their Headteacher. These might include: after-school meetings, parents’ evenings and extra-curricular clubs.
Induction in June takes place to ensure that trainees are fully prepared for the course.
Routes into Teaching
SCITT Core (fee-funded)
This is a one year programme for high quality graduates (ideally 2:2 or above) who want to be part of a school team from day one. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There is also an option to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and 60 Masters credits with Roehampton University. The course is funded through tuition fees (£7,000 for QTS or £9,000 for QTS and PGCE). Trainees may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 (see Fees and Funding).
Salaried School Direct
This is an employment-based course for career changers with at least two years work experience and a good Degree (ideally 2:2 or above). Trainees are employed as unqualified teachers and earn a salary while they train. Upon successful completion of the course, trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and akin to the SCITT Core programme, can also undertake the PGCE qualification.
Please note that only QTS is required in order to apply for a teaching post in any maintained school in England. PGCE is an additional postgraduate qualification which a number of trainees might choose to study for, but which is not a requirement to find employment.
Whilst there is no guarantee of employment at the end of the training year, it is expected that successful trainees will go on to work within their host school or the group of schools within the GLF Schools’ Teacher Training partnership.
Courses on offer for 2018/19 applications:
Modern Foreign Languages (French and/or Spanish)
Art and Design
GCSEs grade C or above in English and Mathematics
Degree classification of 2:2 or above, which should be at least a 50% match to the subject in which a trainee wants to train. We will consider applicants with a lower Degree if a trainee can demonstrate considerable experience in other areas relevant to their application. Candidates whose Degree does not directly relate to the subject they want to teach, but who hold a good relevant A Level or equivalent and who can demonstrate considerable experience within and an aptitude for their subject area (for example through their previous or existing career) may also be considered
For the salaried route, applicants for a salaried place are required to have at least two years full-time work experience. GLF Schools’ Teacher Training may apply discretion with regards to the two year period for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Computing for candidates who can demonstrate a high aptitude for teaching
We recommend at least five days of school experience prior to applying to the course. Please see Routes into Teaching for further information
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future teaching career, strong subject knowledge and the ability to interact with young people in and out of a classroom environment. We are also looking for strong literacy and numeracy skills, high standards of written English, a willingness to contribute to wider school life as well as personal qualities including: confidence, resilience, ability to work in a group and under pressure, self-reflection, time and management skills.
In addition, Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy must be successfully completed within prior to starting the course. For those who need support in the completion of these, GLF Schools’ Teacher Training offers revision courses. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
All offers are subject to DBS and health clearances.
School Direct and SCITT Core courses provide a successful school-based teacher training route where trainees spend a greater proportion of their time in school working alongside highly experienced classroom practitioners, whilst receiving high quality training within GLF Schools’ Teacher Training programme.
Routes into Teaching
SCITT-Core Training Programme
This is a one year postgraduate programme for high quality graduates (2:2 or above) who want to be part of a school team from day one. The course is funded through tuition fees. Training is delivered by GLF Schools’ Teacher Training (one day per week). Trainees teach between 5 and 15 hours a week and receive bespoke and high quality support from mentors and other experienced practitioners.
Upon successfully completing the course, trainees gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Trainees may be eligible for a bursary of up to £3,000.
Salaried School Direct
This is an employment-based route for career changers with at least two years work experience and a 2:2 or above. Trainees are employed as an unqualified teacher and earn a salary while they train. Trainees are in school during the entire academic year where they teach up to 20 hours a week, taking into account their level of experience. Training is delivered by GLF Schools’ Teacher Training (one day per week).
Both routes into teaching are offered in combination with a PGCE (optional), which is delivered in partnership with Roehampton University.
GLF Schools’ Teacher Training has been offering School Direct since 2013. All trainees have gained Qualified Teacher Status, with 100% employment rate, of which many have been employed in their host schools.
Degree classification of 2:2 or above (tuition-fee route) or 2:1 or above (salaried)
Five GCSEs grade C or above including English, Mathematics and Science
For the salaried route, trainees must have at least two years of work experience to be eligible to
Candidates must have completed at least two weeks of recent experience in the primary classroom prior to applying and this should be reflected in the statement of application
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to a future teaching career, strong subject knowledge and the ability to interact with young people in and out of a classroom environment. We are also looking for strong literacy and numeracy skills, high standards of written English, a willingness to contribute to wider school life as well as personal qualities including: confidence, resilience, ability to work in a group and under pressure, self-reflection and time management skills
In addition, Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy must be successfully completed prior to starting the course. For those who need support in the completion of these, Glyn Surrey SCITT offers revision courses. For further information please contact: email@example.com
All offers are subject to DBS clearance.
How to Apply
Routes into Teaching
How to apply (primary and secondary)
All applications need to be made through the single admissions system for Initial Teacher Training, UCAS Teacher Training (UTT). Recruitment for the academic year 2018/19 opens in October 2017; recruitment within GLF Schools’ Teacher Training remain open until September 2018.
There are two opportunities to apply:
Apply 1: up to three applications (any route), which will be considered at the same time
Apply 2: open to applicants who were not successful through Apply 1. Applicants make one choice at a time, which will be considered sequentially. Apply 1 will continue to run for new applicants
All decisions will be communicated within 40 working days of application.
Candidates whose initial application is successful will be invited for a whole day selection process at Glyn School or in one of our partner schools. As GLF Schools’ Teacher Training recruits trainees on behalf of a number of partner schools, successful candidates will be expected to spend at least one day in the school offering a place, prior to a firm offer being made.
School experience is essential if considering training to be a teacher.
Bespoke School Experience
We also offer a two day Bespoke School Experience Programme which consists of a two hour session within a SCITT Partnership school followed by a day and half of lesson observations. The initial session covers the following:
introduction to the different routes into teaching
overview of the recruitment process and tips for a successful application
insight into what you can expect from teacher training
guidance on how to observe lessons effectively
The cost for the two day course is £15 (payable in advance). Bookings for this route into work experience can be made through: firstname.lastname@example.org