Make a difference and have a positive impact on young people’s lives
Our vision is to ensure that everything we do has a positive impact on children and young people and we are committed to supporting you to become the best possible teacher you can be. We understand the amazing rewards of seeing children learn and improve and so our training programmes are focused on ensuring that you have all the right knowledge and skills to be able to do this.
Thrive on learning – yours and theirs
Education is all about positive change and so a key part of being a great teacher is about being able to respond to challenges with creativity and flexibility. The philosophy that we can always learn and improve is embedded in everything that we do and we’ll support you in doing do the same.
Join a great community
We recognise the importance of establishing strong networks to support and inspire you from the outset, so our programmes are structured to ensure that you are in school at the start of the year to be part of the school community from day one. The Central Team also arranges the programme so that you develop an excellent network amongst your peers. Beyond your training year you will have regular ongoing contact with the SCITT team from the Oxfordshire Teaching School Hub, as you begin your journey as an ECT (Early Career Teacher). As well as being part of the wider OTSA community which offers support for colleagues at every stage of their career.
Share your passion
Not only are we passionate about education, we are also experts at it, and it’s this combination that means training with us is the ideal start to your career as a great teacher. OTT SCITT is led by teachers who still teach in local schools across Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire and we draw on the expertise and passion of amazing teachers from across the partnership.
Embrace the challenge and reap the rewards
Really great teachers make their job look effortless, but of course, in reality, it requires a complex set of skills which are developed through practice, expert input and personalised support. Our outstanding programmes combine these factors to ensure that you are supported and nurtured through this challenging process and able to feel the positives as soon as possible.
I would strongly recommend the SCITT to anyone who is passionate about teaching and becoming an effective teacher.
The amazing team of committed and enthusiastic professionals have maintained and extended my passion for education.
Eve Winterbottom - Primary