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National Maths and Physics (NMAP) SCITT

The national School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) courses are aimed at new graduates and career changers. The package that is offered to the trainees, including the option to train at independent and state schools, makes this course a very favourable option.


Dulwich College is the largest regional Hub (of which there are now 10) of the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS), which was founded in 2018 to target the acute shortage of maths and physics teachers.


Hub schools coordinate other interested schools in the area and facilitate interviews, quality control and professional development. We work closely with SSLP schools to place appropriate trainees.


Dulwich College facilitates the London Hub which includes recruiting schools and trainee teachers plus organising placements.  Trainees have to be supervised during placements and feedback / mentoring provided.

In 2020-2021 we recruited, trained and arranged school placements for 13 teachers. Trainee numbers in our hub have grown rapidly: 23 trainees started with the Dulwich Hub in September, the majority of whom are undertaking school placements within the Southwark Schools' Learning Partnership.


Many of our trainees have been permanently appointed by their placement schools.

Pupil Involvement

Pupils are taught by the trainee teachers under supervision.


Each trainee does one placment at an independent school and one in a state maintained school.