Initial Teacher Training

We offer Initial Teacher Training Placements as a part of the Cotswold Teaching School Partnership; GITEP with the University of Bristol; PGCE program at the University of Gloucester; PGCE program at the University of Worcester. We have an excellent mentoring programme where you will be guided from lesson observation, to paired teaching, to going solo. We are not just a very successful school with altruistic intentions – our aim is to train you well enough so that we can employ you when posts arrive. A high proportion of our NQTs are appointed this way.

The School Direct Teaching Program gives you the opportunity to train to teach in an outstanding school or in one of our partner schools with their excellent local reputations with guaranteed placements at Chipping Campden School or The Cotswold School. If you would like to find out more please visit the website:

The GITEP model typically involves you joining all the other ITT trainees in Gloucestershire on Thursdays where you are taught as a whole cohort. In the afternoon, you are taught as subject specialists. Apart from study breaks, the rest of your time is spent in two schools. You typically have three written assessments, based on your practice in school. These carry credits towards an MA if you wish to pursue further study. For more information please visit the website:

We also offer school experience and taster days if you feel this may benefit you:

Beth Gregory - Training Manager

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