What Will I Need?

What we expect from you

  • Desire and passion to become a teacher and to challenge and inspire your students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proficiency in both written and spoken English.
  • Strong subject knowledge and an understanding of it in the context of educating young people.
  • Commitment to high standards and excellence.
  • A wider understanding of the purpose of education.
  • Resilience and determination to succeed both as a trainee and as a teacher.
  • The ability to meet the mental and physical demands of classroom teaching.

Thinking of Teaching Week

Consists of 3 consecutive days in a working school environment, spending time in the classroom undertaking Teacher Trails, SEN Trails and lesson observations. On the final day there will be an opportunity to reflect on your experience, have your questions answered in a Q&A session and network with your peers.

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Thinking of Teaching Evening

The evening will start with a presentation providing general information on the Routes into teaching, Career progression, Teacher’s standards and Pupil and Teacher Trails. The session will finish with a Q&A session with current SCITT trainees.

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Experience

Essentially, the more experience you have, the better your chances of being offered a place. You may be eligible to apply for classroom experience through the Department for Education School Experience Programme (SEP) – you’ll need to register with the Department for Education first.


Interview

Follow this link for more information on the interview process at GSA SCITT and how you can begin to prepare for this.


Preparation Advice

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview day at George Spencer Academy or one of our partner schools.

You will need to bring with you: Photo ID documentation, Birth Certificate, Address ID, Original GCSE and Degree certificates and any relevant A Levels to the subject you are applying to teach.

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We are proud to be recognised for our achievements.

24/03/17

Discussing intelligent practice in Maths with our Scholars @FTSProgramme @GSASCITT pic.twitter.com/sGn50uAIQe

24/03/17

Welcome to our Future Teaching Scholars for their Regional Training Day 2 #topscholars #getintoteaching #FTS

23/03/17

Looking forward to seeing our Scholars for Training Day 2 tomorrow! @FTSProgramme

23/03/17

Congratulations to our Trainee of the Week! You're a star #toptrainingteacher #getintoteaching pic.twitter.com/DXbluwTAqQ

22/03/17

Have you got what it takes to be a teacher? Take our quiz and find out! ow.ly/1swa30a7jHU pic.twitter.com/tUdxPGsGRU

22/03/17

Did you know: subject knowledge enhancement courses are now available for aspiring English teachers? Find out more: ht…

21/03/17

@MrsPTeach Rainbow Grammar from @jasonwade71 The training developed staff subject knowledge then gave us a clear teaching stru…

21/03/17

Great article - "a real education that sets them up for the future, that's why I do my job" @geodebs @ukedchattwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

21/03/17
20/03/17

Over 30+ templates > The #5MinPlan Series: downloaded in over 210+ countries! via @TeacherToolkit https://t.co/v7omjLD3…

20/03/17

UKEdMag: Hitting the Language Target by @reebekwylie ukedchat.com/?p=24012 pic.twitter.com/mU7NWPX92d

20/03/17

From this month’s @PhysicsWorld: A quantum boost for machine learning bit.ly/2mF29lz pic.twitter.com/hgDrm8Wo8s

20/03/17

Share your passion. You could get a £25k tax-free bursary to train as a languages teacher. bit.ly/2kmyKik htt…

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17/03/17

Thinking of teaching Languages? Get in touch #thinkingofteaching twitter.com/getintoteachin…

16/03/17

Early years toolkit from EEF – Use the research to see what makes a difference @EducEndowFoundn bit.ly/2nmL3IB

16/03/17

We look forward to welcoming our cohort of #Future Teaching Scholars for the next Review Day on 24th March

14/03/17

This is why we include research as part of our SCITT programme @tombennett71 bit.ly/2m7MI3G

13/03/17

10A had fantastic engagement this afternoon exploring image transfer with Miss Hill #SCITT @GSASCITT

13/03/17

Kindness – Why phones don’t work, and why disruption-free classrooms do @Ianfrost28 bit.ly/2mIVkBA