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Surrey South Farnham School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SSF SCITT)

A primary Initial Teacher Training partnership graded by Ofsted in March 2014 as an 'Outstanding'  provider in all areas. Nationally recognised within the DfE to be at the forefront of school based training through the effective delivery of School Direct programmes.

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Lead School and Teaching School: South Farnham School

Local Authority Partner: Surrey

ITT Provider: Surrey South Farnham SCITT (known as SSF)

An Introduction to Surrey South Farnham SCITT (SSF)

Surrey South Farnham SCITT (SSF) is an ITT partnership based on the South Farnham Teaching School Alliance, but drawing on the opportunities available to trainees in a large and expanding group of primary schools across the whole of Surrey and its borders. It is also the only SCITT operating in Surrey that has an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating (March 2014). SSF has developed out of the Surrey LA Graduate Teacher Programme, which in 2012/13 entered its tenth and final year of operation.  Whilst developing a unique and distinctive school-led programme, SSF has built on the qualities of the Graduate scheme. The programme is built around a trainee having an on-going experience in one host school together with a six week experience in a contrasting school.

School Direct programmes are an important element of government strategy for training new teachers. There continues to be a significant growth in the number of places allocated through School Direct and SSF intends to be at the forefront of this strategic direction for ITT, increasing the number of trainees we recruit on a year by year basis. There is a pressing need to recruit and train more teachers to meet the demand for NQTs in the coming years, particularly in the southeast region.

For more details about the SCITT programme or our application process, please download the documents below or visit: http://www.ssfscitt.org.uk/