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Would You Like To
Teach In Surrey?

Gain qualified teacher status through the School Direct School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (SCITT).

George Abbot SCITT is a highly respected and well established provider delivering school based Initial Teacher Training through Teach Surrey, an alliance of Outstanding Teaching Schools and their associated partner schools for both Primary and Secondary teaching, with the option to specialise in Special Needs. 


With 15 years' experience leading ITT, we offer practical training in a variety of schools with experienced practitioners to mentor you through the course. We have unrivalled experience in Surrey having trained over  300 teachers, 95% of whom went on to work in Surrey Schools and many of whom are now in positions of responsibility.


We offer school centred training in Primary and Secondary through both the salaried and unsalaried routes. Our training programmes all have opt-in aspects which allow trainees to create a bespoke training experience to suit their future career aspirations.


All routes lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  Trainees also have the option to complete a PGCE at Masters level awarded by Kingston University and the opportunity to specialise in teaching children with Special Educational Needs in partnership with the SEND Teaching School.


Both Ofsted and our past trainees rated the delivery of training across our partnership as  'Outstanding'.   All trainees receive the same personalised training and support regardless of which training route they take.  



For 2017 entry, we are offering interested applicants the opportunity to spend a day at George Abbot School, Guildford.  These are primarily aimed at Secondary applicants but are also open to Primary candidates who would like to gain some experience of a Secondary school.

The day will begin with a talk on how a school works, followed by three lesson observations which, where possible, will be in your chosen subject area.  Over lunch you will be able to chat to past and present trainees to really gain an understanding of how school-based teacher training would work for you.  After lunch, there will be a tour of the school followed by a presentation from our training team.  This will outline what George Abbot SCITT can offer you during your training year as well as offer advice on submitting your application.  Finally there will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about George Abbot SCITT, teacher training or the UCAS application process.

All days run from 9am to 3pm.

Friday 5th May 2017 - full (waiting list in operation)                              

Friday 9th June 2017 - CANCELLED

If you would like to register for an open day in September, please email contactscitt@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk, stating which day you would like to attend and your chosen subject.  Please note that there is a maximum of 12 participants per day and places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  The registration list will be closed 1 week before the Experience Day.


These evening Information Events are for Primary applicants or those Secondary applicants who cannot or do not wish to attend a School Experience Day.  They will comprise of a presentation on the training and support you will receive with George Abbot SCITT and helpful advice on issues surrounding making your application.  Following this we will hold a Q&A session to answer any question you may have regarding teacher training.

All evening events will run from 6:30 to 7:30pm on the following dates:

Monday 10th July 2017 (for entry in September 2018)


If you would like to register for one of these events, please email contactscitt@georgeabbot.surrey.sch.uk, stating which one you would like to attend and your chosen subject.  There is no maximum number of delegates and you can register your attendance up to midday on the day of the event.