Teaching School, Initial Teacher Training, NPQH, NPQSL, NPQML
On September 1st 2011 South Farnham School became one of the first 100 schools to be appointed a Teaching School. This designation follows last year’s Government White Paper which set out the principles of a self-improving school system to be led and facilitated through Teaching Schools.
By 2014 there will be a network of 500 outstanding teaching school alliances driving significant improvement in schools
Their role will be to:-
· Collaboratively deliver ITT, CPD, Leadership Development, School-to-School Support and Research and Development
· Designate and broker Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE)
· Develop the next generation of school leaders
We are delighted to take on this important strategic role which places us at the heart of the national educational agenda.
Initial Teacher Training at South Farnham School
South Farnham School has a strong history of ITT. The school became a Recommending Body for the Graduate Teacher Programme back in 2001, delivering its own route to QTS. Subsequently, the school became founder members of the management group of Surrey Local Authority’s Designated Recommending Body, later becoming an Accredited Body then an EBITT. South Farnham took a leading role in the strategic planning and delivery of the GTP route, with practitioners from the school undertaking work as programme trainers, support tutors and final assessors in addition to providing placements and mentoring each year.
In 2011, South Farnham collaborated with key national partners to form the Surrey South Farnham SCITT, recruiting ten high quality trainees who began their training in September 2012 in a number of partner schools.
Given their experience of taking a leading role in teacher training, South Farnham was also keen to get involved in the new School Direct route alongside their SCITT leadership. The alliance is working with Roehampton University to manage five pilot School Direct places in 2012/13. For next year (2013/14) they have requested up to 50 School Direct training route places including the new salaried places. This is in addition to a further 10 SCITT places expected for 2013/14. The alliance’s aim is to grow the Surrey South Farnham SCITT each year to become the ITT provider of choice within Surrey and in the nearby counties of Hampshire and Berkshire.
SURREY SOUTH FARNHAM SCITT September 2013
For information regarding entrance to the SSF SCITT in September 2013 please contact Eukaria Finch at Babcock 4S
or Susan Shoveller at South Farnham Teaching School
South Farnham Teaching School has an allocation of 30 (Training ie unfunded places) and 20 Salaried places for September 2013.
Surrey South Farnham SCITT has a core allocation of 10 places for 2013.
The Surrey Teaching School Network has been awarded the licence to deliver National College Leadership Levels 1, 2 & 3. (Modular training).