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).
The Post-Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship with maths enables schools to use apprenticeship funding for training. Apprentice teachers will have to meet the same statutory requirements for entry as all other ITT programmes and will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards. SSF will provide additional training for the required mathematical subject knowledge, research and pedagogy through Surrey Maths Hub. The apprenticeship route combines paid work with on and off-the-job training. QTS will be awarded to successful apprentices after three terms In their fourth term (i.e. first term of NQT year) apprentices will undergo an ‘end point assessment’ by an independent assessor and, if successful, will then be deemed to have completed their apprenticeship training.
Apprentices are employed by a host school and will have the opportunity for a six week experience in a contrasting school and enhancement opportunities within the partnership of schools.
Apprentices are in school for four days each week and this includes some school based training time to observe experienced colleagues or undertake course requirements. There is a gradual increase of teaching commitments working up to three to four days a week by July 2021. One day each week is spent off site with your local cohort at professional studies training (off-the-job training).
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. Each year the training has a 100% good or very good rating, but is constantly reviewed and updated to keep pace with the changing primary school landscape and national priorities.
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 and Cobham).
Consideration of workload underpins programme design and structure. Personalised training plans ensure a steady pace and deadlines are carefully scheduled and do not overlap. Every apprentice is allocated a school mentor and external support tutor to ensure that training is tailored to individual needs.