Teacher Training Opportunities
Train to become an Outstanding teacher at St. Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls.
What is Sutton Secondary Teaching School Alliance?
The purpose of the Sutton Secondary Teaching School Alliance is to jointly develop best practice to develop Outstanding teachers within the Sutton Alliance. This gives trainees the best opportunity to develop specific expertise and understanding of the needs and requirements of schools within the Sutton LA.
As a training school within the Alliance we have a long history of training teachers. We are an Outstanding School and for the past two years we have had recognition for being in the top 100 schools nationally. In addition, Ofsted have ranked St. Philomena's School in the top quintile of key performance measures (Ofsted Data Dashboard).
The English Subject Studies Hub
St. Philomena's School is the Hub School for English Subject Studies. As one of the Hub Schools within the Alliance we are responsible for the subject specific pedagogical training and development of English School Direct Training and School Direct Salaried Trainees. In 2013/14 the trainees successfully secured teaching jobs within the Alliance: Cheam High, St. Philomena's School, Blenheim High School, Stanley Park High School, Glenthorne High School, Greenshaw High School and Carshalton Boys Sports College and 100% of English trainees secured teaching posts.
The SCITT led by Glenthorne High School offers the following subjects with a choice of three routes:
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This is an entirely school based course providing practical training underpinned by theoretical taught subject and professional studies sessions leading to Qualified Teacher Status.
School Direct Unsalaried
The non-salaried programme is school based providing practical training underpinned by theoretical taught subject and professional studies sessions leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The key difference is a specific school within the SCITT will be involved in the recruitment with a view to employing you at the end of the year and the PGCE is optional.
School Direct Salaried
We offer a limited number of School Direct Salaried places in priority secondary subjects, leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This route is open to graduates with at least three years experience in the workplace.
How to apply:
Applications for any our Initial Teacher Training pathways is through UCAS.
To find our courses on UCAS you will need the codes which can be found on the Sutton SCITT website under Recruitment Process:
The Interview Process:
If your application is successful you will be invited to an assessment day. Our assessment days are designed to assess your potential and aptitude to teach. Each assessment day follows the same format and you can expect to:
- Undertake a group exercise
- Teach a 20 minute lesson on a prescribed topic in your chosen subject
- Complete a written task
- Have an interview