Surrey South Farnham SCITT is an innovative, leading, OFSTED outstanding, well established and highly respected provider of Primary Initial Teacher Training working across all areas in Surrey and bordering counties. We have a reputation for being amongst the best school-led teacher training providers in the country (Good Teacher Training Guide 2015 and 2017).
Teachers in England require QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in order to be recognised qualified teachers. The PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) is an additional academic award.
We are aware of the demand of PGCE masters accreditation and we have developed a programme with the University of Roehampton that can be followed during the training year. This enables those who wish to engage with a PGCE to do so.
This is a fee-paying programme open to high quality graduates and leads to the award of QTS with PGCE.
Our School Direct PGCE programme is built around a trainee having an on-going experience in one local host school, a six week experience in a contrasting school and enhancement opportunities within the partnership of schools.
A very gradual increase of teaching commitments starts with co-delivery of aspects of a lesson and delivery of a whole lesson. As confidence increases you will deliver sequences of lessons and work up to three to four days a week by July 2022. One day each week is spent off site with your local cohort at professional studies training and nine additional days of training at the University of Roehampton (front loaded in the first half of the autumn term) .
SSF provides a diverse and engaging programme of weekly professional studies training, covering the range of primary curriculum subjects, SEND, behaviour management, EAL and others. Training is led by a team of local and national experts and outstanding primary practitioners.
We recognise that location is an important factor for you so we run training in geographical cohorts and build local support networks (2020 hubs are Farnham, Reigate, Epsom and Cobham).
Assessment is continuous and includes observations of your teaching, school based tasks, articulation of practice using clear and transparent criteria. There will be three additional academic assignments at masters level for the award of the PGCE.