George Abbot SCITT is a highly respected and well-established training provider working with a wide partnership of schools across Surrey.
With 18 years’ experience leading ITT, George Abbot SCITT is an Ofsted Outstanding provider offering practical training in a variety of schools, with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course.
We lead the way!
In 2012 we were one of only two providers in the UK to have been asked by the DfE to lead the way in the future of teacher training in schools and run and develop the new SCITT programme.
In 2014/15 we became the only SCITT in the UK to be offering the innovative Researchers in Schools (RIS) programme in partnership with The Brilliant Club. Following our success the programme has now been rolled out across the UK. We have also developed a part time route to QTS and an SEN Specialist training programme in partnership with SEND Teaching School.
We believe in knowledge sharing.
We believe the best place to train teachers effectively in the highly complex art of teaching is in schools and the close links within the partnership provide trainees with a broad spectrum of experiences. Trainees meet for weekly training sessions, this enables them to share good practice and discuss their experiences in the different schools. Formal academic lectures and training sessions are delivered by serving teachers and experts in various fields.
Where you will be based
You will be based at one of the partner schools listed below for the majority of your training year, with the opportunity for an experience in a contrasting school for six weeks (four weeks for all salaried routes). All trainees will also have a one week experience in a Special School.
All main placements for the School Direct Unsalaried programme will be in partner schools graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. They include schools designated as ‘Teaching Schools’ in recognition of their excellent staff training and development programmes.
The list of partner schools we work with changes every year. If you have links to a school not listed below, get in touch. We are always happy to work with different schools.
Our Secondary programme main placement schools:
George Abbot School, Guildford
Fullbrook School, West Byfleet
West Hill Special School, Leatherhead
Tomlinscote School, Frimley
Guildford County School
Woking High School
Hinchley Wood School
Christ’s College, Guildford
Winston Churchill School, Woking
The Priory School, Dorking
Blenheim High School, Epsom
Therfield School, Leatherhead
The Magna Carta School, Staines-on-Thames
Broadwater School, Godalming
Rodborough School, Milford
Collingwood College, Camberley
Glebelands School, Cranleigh
Esher CofE High School
Kings College, Guildford
Our Primary partner schools:
Boxgrove Primary School, Guildford
Sandfield Primary School, Guildford
St Thomas of Canterbury School, Guildford
Pyrford Primary School
Ashley Primary School, Walton-on-Thames
Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School
Tillingbourne Junior School, Chilworth
Milford Infants School, Godalming
Onslow Infants School, Guildford
Loseley Fields Primary School, Godalming
Queen Eleanors Primary School
Worplesdon Primary School
Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School
Wood Street Infant School
Reigate Parish Church School
West Ashtead Primary School
Bushy Hill Junior School, Guildford
Burpham Primary School, Guildford
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Guildford
Guildford Grove Primary School, Guildford
Walton Oak School, Walton-on-Thames
Ashley Primary School, Walton on Thames
Bisley CofE Primary School
Lyne & Longcross CofE Primary School
Pond Meadow School
Horsell Village School
The Hermitage School, Woking
Associate partner schools:
Royal Grammar School, Guildford
City of London Freemans School
Sir William Perkins School
Danes Hill School
St Georges College, Weybridge
St Georges Prep School, Weybridge
“I often look back to the day I was interviewed and think how lucky I am to be given a place here on the course. It has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, but also one of the most rewarding as now I have a job doing something I really enjoy.”
“The entire SCITT Team have made the whole experience not only mentally stimulating but thoroughly enjoyable to be part of.”
“I was promoted into my position of Head of Department at Easter during my NQT year. I felt my training with George Abbot put me in a very strong position from which to build. In particular, I feel the rigorous training I had in medium and long term planning really helped me make this transition. I’m really proud of completing my ITT at George Abbot and feel a debt of gratitude for the quality of training I received.”
“The training was consistently of a really good quality and we covered a wide range of relevant areas. The programme is professionally and efficiently run, with supportive staff, and aims to meet the individual needs of all trainees.”
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