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Secondary Teacher Training

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Glyn Surrey SCITT offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) across an alliance of highly successful schools in Surrey and beyond.  Glyn Surrey SCITT is led by Glyn School, a National Teaching School, Ofsted Outstanding, and an Accredited Provider for Initial Teacher Training. Training and recruiting teachers through our programme allows our partnership of schools to "grow their own" and aims to offer successful candidates a long-term career pathway that goes well beyond initial teacher training.  For information about our training courses, see our brochure:

SCITT Secondary front cover

For general information on SCITT, please see the DfE website.  Please also see our new website for more information on the teacher training routes that we offer.

We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in schools. Trainees on our provider-led course and School Direct programmes, both of which run full-time over one academic year, are based in one of our placement schools for the majority of their training year.  Once a week, all trainees meet for a Professional Studies day, which consists of training sessions, workshops and seminars delivered by experts in their fields.  All trainees also complete a second school placement of approximately six weeks in a contrasting school.  In order to ensure that trainees are fully prepared, all trainees will be invited to a school-based induction in July 2016 (two weeks for salaried trainees, three days for fee-funded trainees). This will ensure that all trainees feel confident and comfortable about the school environment and that salaried trainees are able to teach from day one. In most cases, the induction period will be remunerated (salaried trainees only).

Glyn Surrey SCITT is an alliance of highly successful schools in Surrey and beyond, led by Glyn School, a National Teaching School, Ofsted rated Outstanding, and an Accredited Provider for Initial Teacher Training.  We have a very strong history of providing exceptional ITT since 2013, with a 100% employment rate, often in a trainee’s host school.

To be eligible for teacher training, you will need GCSEs (or equivalents) in English and Maths at grade C or above, as well as a UK University degree or equivalent. If you gained your degree overseas, we require you to have the Academic IELTS qualification; our minimum requirement is for an overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 for Reading and 6.0 for Writing. 

Trainees who complete the course successfully are awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by Glyn Surrey SCITT.  In addition, some trainees may choose to study for an additional, self-funded, Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) with UCL/Institute of Education.

We are fortunate to work with a well-established partnership of schools which offers a variety of contrasting settings and share a commitment to ITT and staff development with outstanding learning and teaching at its core.  Below is the list of our partner secondary schools for 2016/17:

Ash Manor School (Ash, Surrey)
Cheam High School (Cheam, Surrey)
de Stafford School (Caterham, Surrey)
Glyn School (Epsom, Surrey)
Magna Carta School (Staines, Middlesex)
Raynes Park High School (Raynes Park, SW London)
Rosebery School (Epsom, Surrey)
The Beacon School (Banstead, Surrey)

Click here to see our partner schools

We will be recruiting for trainee teachers in the following subjects in 2017-18:

Training Programme Code Subject Apply To Programme Type Award
2TCZ Biology Glyn School
School Direct - salaried
QTS only
2TD3 Chemistry
2TCW Computer science
2TCY English
2ZJ4 Geography
2ZJ3 History
2TD4 Mathematics
2TCX Modern languages (French and/or Spanish)
2TD2 Physics
2TCR Biology Glyn School
School Direct - tuition fee
QTS plus optional PGCE
2TCQ Chemistry
2TCV English
2TCS Mathematics
2TCT Physics
2TCB Art and design Glyn Surrey SCITT
Provider led - tuition fee
2TCK Biology
2TC9 Business studies
2TCN Chemistry
2TCG Computer science
2ZJK Drama
2TCJ English
2TCD Geography
2TCF History
2TCP Mathematics
2TCH Modern languages (French and/or Spanish)
2TC8 Physical Education
2TCM Physics
2TCC Religious Education      


All applications for initial teacher training must be made through UCAS (UCAS helpline: 0371 468 0469).  The UCAS search tool is a useful way of finding relevant courses; you will be able to apply, to start ITT in September 2017, from 18 October 2016. Selection for training places takes place throughout the year so while there is no deadline for applications, we encourage you to apply as soon as you are ready.

School experience is a crucial part of your application, which we can help you with.  Please see our School Experience webpage for more information.   

Before you start your teacher training, you will need to pass both the Numeracy and Literacy Professional Skills tests; you do not need to sit the tests before you send in your application.  Please see the DfE website for more information on the content of the tests and where you can sit them; the website also contains online practice tests. We offer revision courses to help you prepare for your tests.  You may find the resources on this website helpful: for the Numeracy test.

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