Teacher Training

GSA is working in partnership with the DfE and other state and independent schools to train new maths, physics and modern languages teachers through two school-centred initial teacher training schemes, known as SCITTs.

Partners

National Maths & Physics SCITT 

GSA schools: Bolton School Girls’ Division, Headington School, King’s High Warwick, Wycombe Abbey

Other schools: Bablake School, Beaconsfield High School, Bolton School Boys’ Division, Charterhouse, Children Way Federation, Desborough College, Dulwich College, Great Marlow School, Holmer Green Senior School, John Hampden Grammar School, Kendrick School, Kenilworth School & Sixth Form, Lawrence Sheriff School, Little Lever School, Myton School, President Kennedy School, Princes Risborough School, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, Rodborough School, Sir William Ramsay School, Smithills School, St Michael’s Catholic School, St Peter’s Catholic School, St Thomas The Apostle, The Camden School for Girls, The Grange, Warwick School, Wycombe High School

Other organisations: DfE, Institute of Physics, Mathematical Association

National Modern Languages SCITT 

GSA schools: Bolton School Girls’ Division, St Helen & St Katharine School,

Other schools: Abingdon School, Bolton School Boys’ Division, Dulwich College, Larkmead School, Oundle School, Radley College, Silverdale School

Other organisations: DfE

NB The number of schools involved is growing and the above lists may not be wholly accurate

Objective

To encourage more teachers in subjects where there is a particular shortage ie maths, physics and modern languages. GSA schools work in partnership with other state and independent schools to provide the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) and the National Modern Languages SCITT (NMLS).
Training with the NMAPS or NMLS offers:

  • unsalaried on-the-job training eligible for significant tax-free bursaries, scholarships and early career payments of up to £32k
  • professional development and support to both QTS and PGCE
  • pre-course residential induction (NMAPS only)
  • six-week placement in a contrasting state school
  • links to the National Subject Associations
  • phased progression towards independent teaching of whole classes

Impact

See www.nmapscitt.org.uk and www.nationalmodernlanguages.com for further information.