Teacher Taster Day 2019

We had a fantastic response to our Teacher Taster Day which was held in February 2019.  

Candidates observed various lessons in their subject field, had a presentation by GiTEP on how to apply for training as well as a talk to our current trainees and NQTs.

"it gave me a good insight into teaching and the way subjects are taught"

"really good day and very informative.  Classroom observations and organisation was excellent and confirmed my desire to take up the course in September - thank you"

"Encouraged me to apply for Teacher Training"

"I am more informed about the process of applying for Teacher Training and I observed two quite varying styles of teaching"

If you are interested in training to become a teacher, but want to know what it is like to teach and would like to observe some lessons, please contact Sharon Bailey (sbailey@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk).

Part-Time Teacher Training

Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP) has been awarded a grant by the Department for Education to develop part-time routes to qualifying as a teacher.  GITEP is a partnership between all the secondary schools in Gloucestershire and was rated outstanding for secondary teacher training by Ofsted in 2015/16.   We recognise that there are many people who are considering teaching as a career but can’t fit a full-time course around family and other commitments.  GITEP is offering a flexible route so that trainees spend less time or fewer days per week on their teaching placements but take up to two years to complete the programme.  This is only available for secondary teacher training.  For more information please contact Tim Connole at tconnole@gitep.org.uk or visit the GITEP website www.gitep.org.uk 

We have good relationships with the Universities of Gloucestershire and Bristol and are currently training a number of PGCE students. We have a dedicated training manager who regularly meets with other local schools to offer support and share good practice.

Subjects that we have been involved in training are; Maths Science, Geography, Art, History, MFL, Business and RE.

We are proud to host Teacher Trainer Days on behalf of GITEP, please check our events page for future dates.

We are happy to accept requests for short term observation from people applying to do a PGCE course. Please email Sharon Bailey in the first instance of your interest sbailey@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk


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