For the 2018/19 academic year GITEP SCITT has formed a new partnership with the University of Bristol. We are delighted to be working with a university currently ranked among the top 10 in the UK and the top 100 in the world by The Times Higher Education. The University of Bristol has an international reputation for educational research and considerable expertise in initial teacher training.
GITEP trainees will continue to receive the same outstanding school based training and be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by GITEP but will now also be able to gain a PGCE awarded by the University of Bristol.
GITEP is proud to be the only SCITT working with the University of Bristol. The partnership between two outstanding providers of initial teacher training and GITEP’s large partnership of schools, 10 of them also graded outstanding, creates an initial teacher training programme of real quality. Both GITEP and the University of Bristol focus only on secondary teacher training.
University staff will come to professional studies sessions in Cheltenham or Gloucester to give some input for assignments and provide guidance on research methods. Trainees will be registered as students with the University and will have access to the University’s extensive education library. Alongside their school based training trainees will complete 3 assignments, each worth 20 Master’s credits, which will be supported by school based training managers and subject leaders and assessed by University staff.