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School-based training with Teach First

Anthem is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in our secondary schools.  This one-year programme is for future teachers looking for full-time ‘hands-on’ training in schools close to your home.

You’ll be in the classroom from September 2024 and benefit from the support of a trained mentor.  At the end of our programme, you’ll be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

As a trainee, you’ll spend the majority of the week interacting with pupils and working as a member of the teaching staff in one of our four Thames Valley region secondary schools:

With the option to train to teach in the following subjects:

Why train with Anthem?

Train with us, and you will be embraced in an organisation with a strong commitment to the continued development of our people. From trainee teachers through to leaders, we believe that in “growing our own” we, as a result, will be able to deliver the best educational experience for our students. When our people thrive, our students will!

At Anthem, we are in a unique position. We have a richly diverse group of schools, where we provide high-quality hands-on experience. Join us and train with a close network of trainees, supported by mentors and expert teachers who work within a broad spectrum of school contexts and communities, providing you with an invaluable foundation for your career in teaching.

Why are we partnering with Teach First?

With 20 years’ experience as the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country – and their teacher training rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – they have worked with a range of educational experts and school leaders to develop this high-quality, research-led programme.

Teach First’s mission is to make our education system work for every child. They help people develop into inspiring teachers, supporting them every step of the way as they discover their potential. For nearly two decades, Teach First has been training teachers in low-income areas across the country who have had an exceptional impact on their pupils. ‚Äč

Find out more about Teach First.

Want to find out more?

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We’ll then contact you directly with information about the next steps in the application process.