Teaching the teachers for schools across Bucks
Dr Challoner’s Grammar wins accreditation as training centre
A GRAMMAR school has been awarded a prestigious accreditation so it can train teachers.
From September 2016, Dr Challoner’s Gramamr School, Chesham Road in Amersham will be a School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT).
The school will aim to recruit up to 74 trainees for this school-led training who will receive qualified teacher status at the end of the year training. They will begin in September 2016 in both the primary and secondary sectors, working across 23 Bucks Schools.
Assistant head of the school, Stephanie Rodgers, said: “The difference with this scheme is that trainee teachers will know where they are placed, it is about schools taking charge in the training process. We
TRAINING TEACHERS: Staff at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School proved that we can provide the right level of training and support to trainee teachers.”
There are 75 schools with the same accreditation across the country. The trainees of the scheme will be able to do their training, while forming a relationship with their school.
The aim of SCITT is to provide practical, handson teacher training, delivered by experienced teachers. Trainee teachers will learn on the job.
Mrs Rodgers said: “I think that it bring schools together – it is empowering.”
Trainees have teacher mentors to help them with the programme. For more information, see www. astra-alliance.com.
The grammar school will be recruiting students for:
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School
Dr Challoner’s High School
The Amersham School
The Beaconsfield School
Alfriston Special School
Chiltern Hills Academy
Aylesbury Grammar School
Aylesbury High School
Chesham Grammar School
Beaconsfield High School
The Misbourne School
Wycombe Grange (Pupil Referral Unit)
Holmer Green Senior School
Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School