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Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

A number of Gloucestershire’s Teaching School Alliances work closely with both the GITEP SCITT (Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership) and other HEI providers to provide a range of ITT pathways for potential teachers within the county.

Secondary Level ITT

Teacher training at secondary level in Gloucestershire is coordinated by GITEP. GITEP (Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership) is a unique collaboration between all the secondary schools in Gloucestershire and the University of Gloucestershire. GITEP and associated partners offer PGCE, QTS, School Direct and School Direct Salaried routes into teaching.

  • GITEP offers its own places for teacher training in most subjects – for more information click here to visit their website.
  • The University of Gloucestershire also offers training places at secondary level in Art & Design, Computer Science with ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education, Physical Education, Science (Biology), Science (Chemistry) and Science (Physics). Click here to find out more.
  • The following Teaching School Alliances also work in collaboration with GITEP and The University of Gloucestershire – offering the Schools Direct GITEP course but with particular additions/nuances/promises of placement schools:

          -         Odyssey Teaching School Alliance (Pate’s Grammar School)
           -         Balcarras Teaching School Alliance
           -         Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (Marling Grammar School)
           -   Cotswold Teaching School Partnership

The range of courses on offer is undoubtedly complex. Please do however contact any of the above organisations who will be happy to provide you with impartial advice about which course may best suit your needs. We are committed to working together to find the best match for trainees and provider, depending on trainee interests, location, preferences and strengths.

Primary Level ITT

At primary level there are again a range of training providers across the county, with a number of Teaching School Alliances offering places in addition to the University of Gloucestershire

We would again encourage prospective trainees to contact the above providers to find out more about the courses on offer.

More General Information about ITT

More general information on teacher training and funding etc. can also be found on the Get Into Teaching Website