Part of the Teach SouthEast Partnership

Teach SouthEast 

Teach SouthEast SCITT delivers high quality, bespoke school centered initial teacher training (ITT) programmes for aspiring secondary teachers across the South East of England.

IMG_3309_web.JPGLed by two outstanding teaching schools, Salesian School and St John the Baptist (SJB), who work together with their vast network of partnership of schools. Both are passionate about training and developing outstanding teachers for the future. We firmly believe that the best place to train teachers effectively, in this complex but incredibly rewarding career, is in schools and our close links within our partnership provide trainees with a broad spectrum of experiences. Since being involved in ITT, Teach SouthEast are proud to say that in both 2015 & 2016 100% of all trainees completing the course passed with qualified teaching status (QTS), with 97% graded ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’.  An impressive 95% from 2015 and 81% from 2016 are now employed in schools within the partnership and 100% have been employed by the end of their training year.

"Being trained by outstanding practitioners at the top non-selective state school in the country has given me the best possible start to my teaching career."

Amy Jackson English Trainee 2015

"The mentor system in the Teach SouthEast partnership is fantastic. They are always there to offer support, help with lesson planning and give practical ways to improve all aspects of my teaching."

Ingrid Barnsley History Trainee 2015

"Working with SJB and Salesian has given me the opportunity to be supported, mentored and developed by outstanding schools to be an outstanding teacher of the future."

Chris Newman English Trainee 2013

Teach SouthEast offers trainee's routes into teaching through both School Direct and Core SCITT places. Having worked together for the last eight years SJB and Salesian have a proven track record of success in developing trainee teachers as well as supporting colleagues with a wealth of continuing professional development.

Your training year will involve:

  • Pre-course induction and observation within partner schools prior to starting the course.
  • Engaging and bespoke training programmes at Salesian or SJB who are both rated as 'outstanding' schools in every category by Ofsted.
  • Specialist subject training sessions with one of our subject hubs, where you will receive tailored training by 'outstanding' teachers in your field.
  • Being assigned a specialist mentor who observes your teaching and meets with you at least weekly throughout the year. Mentors are trained throughout the year on a specialist programme leading to a certificate in mentoring for their own development
  • Enhancement experience days across the year to compliment your training which will include primary, special school placements, learning support assistant shadowing, behaviour immersion programme and pupil referral unit observation.
  • Both School Direct Non Salaried and Core SCITT work towards a PGCE.
  • Placements arranged for you in contrasting settings so that you experience a broad range of experiences across the partnership which stretch from Woking to Hounslow, Wandsworth and Leatherhead, as detailed below.

Secondary Schools


Salesian School (Lead) Chertsey
St John the Baptist School (Lead) Woking
Epsom and Ewell High School Epsom
Gordon’s School Woking 
Hoe Valley School Woking
Jubilee High School Addlestone
St John Bosco College Wandsworth
St Andrew's Catholic School Leatherhead
St Joseph’s Catholic High School Slough 
St Mark's Catholic School Hounslow
St Paul's Catholic College Sunbury on Thames
St Peter's Catholic School Guildford
The Bishop David Brown School Woking
The Magna Carta School Staines
The Matthew Arnold School Staines
Ursuline High School Wimbledon


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