Initial Teacher Training

Oxfordshire Teacher Training is the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) arm of the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA). Thomas Reade Primary School is an accredited Teaching School as part of OTSA.

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Oxfordshire Teacher Training is an accredited provider of School Centred Initial Teacher Training. They have been running highly successful School Direct programmes since 2013 and in that time have trained hundreds of fantastic teachers in Oxfordshire schools. In December 2017 they were graded Outstanding in all areas in our first Ofsted ITT inspection, and the report reflects a commitment, ethos and passion for education and improving young people’s lives.

Oxfordshire Teacher Training offers a wide range of high quality programmes across nursery, primary, special and secondary education which suit applicants of all backgrounds and circumstances. Their programmes all lead to Qualified Teacher Status – the professional qualification – and Associate Teachers (trainees) also have the option to add a master’s level PGCE to their programme.

There has been a 100% employment rate at the end of the programme. Everyone that has gained QTS with Oxfordshire Teacher Training and sought employment as a teacher has been snapped up. Schools are really keen to recruit people who have trained with them, and about 90% of people who train within the partnership of schools stay locally.