GSA is working in partnership with the DfE and other state and independent schools to train new maths, physics and modern languages teachers through two school-centred initial teacher training schemes, known as SCITTs.
NATIONAL MATHS & PHYSICS SCITT
GSA schools: Bolton School Girls’ Division, Headington School, King’s High Warwick, Wycombe Abbey
Other schools: Bablake School, Beaconsfield High School, Bolton School Boys’ Division, Charterhouse, Children Way Federation, Desborough College, Dulwich College, Great Marlow School, Holmer Green Senior School, John Hampden Grammar School, Kendrick School, Kenilworth School & Sixth Form, Lawrence Sheriff School, Little Lever School, Myton School, President Kennedy School, Princes Risborough School, Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, Rodborough School, Sir William Ramsay School, Smithills School, St Michael’s Catholic School, St Peter’s Catholic School, St Thomas The Apostle, The Camden School for Girls, The Grange, Warwick School, Wycombe High School
Other organisations: DfE, Institute of Physics, Mathematical Association
NATIONAL MODERN LANGUAGES SCITT
GSA schools: Bedford Girls’ School, Benenden School, Bolton School Girls’ Division, Francis Holland School, Stamford High School, St Helen & St Katharine School, Sydenham High School GDST
Other schools: Abingdon School, Bolton School Boys’ Division, Dulwich College, Larkmead School, Oundle School, Queen’s College Girls, Radley College, Silverdale School
Other organisations: DfE
NB The number of schools involved is growing and the above lists may not be wholly accurate
To encourage more teachers in subjects where there is a particular shortage ie maths, physics and modern languages. GSA schools work in partnership with other state and independent schools to provide the National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS) and the National Modern Languages SCITT (NMLS).
Training with the NMAPS or NMLS offers:
- unsalaried on-the-job training eligible for significant tax-free bursaries, scholarships and early career payments of up to £32k
- professional development and support to both QTS and PGCE
- pre-course residential induction (NMAPS only)
- six-week placement in a contrasting state school
- links to the National Subject Associations
- phased progression towards independent teaching of whole classes
See www.nmapscitt.org.uk and www.nationalmodernlanguages.com for further information.