CHS still top of the class for teacher training

For the third year running, CHS has officially been recognised as a regional hub for training senior school subject teachers through the national SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) programmes* in Maths, Physics and Modern Languages.

The only school-centred provider in the local area, CHS’s renewed accreditation follows another year of many highlights for its aspiring teachers, with 100% of the trainees becoming full-time qualified teachers in the state sector.

“To have our application accredited once more is a huge achievement and is credit to the vast expertise of staff within CHS’s Mathematics, Physics, and Modern Languages departments. The programme at CHS has not only enhanced the learning experience of our pupils, it is also a demonstration of how the School continues to play its part in supporting and paving the way for teachers of the future and helping them to widen their network for greater collaboration.” 

– SCITT at CHS Co-ordinator, Mrs Rachel Dalton Woods

CHS is one of 10 national hubs across the country where aspiring teachers learn to develop their skills and confidence through practical classroom-based teacher training and weekly academic theory sessions. Trainees then go on to complete their learning in a contrasting state setting to broaden their experience.

2023 will see CHS expand its pool of partner state schools which offer placements by establishing new links with Knutsford Academy, and Marple Hall. They join The Kingsway School, Coop North Manchester, Sharples School, The Deanery Wigan, Smithills, Macclesfield Academy, Parrs Wood and Sale Grammar School in CHS’s growing list of state setting providers. CHS’s partnerships will continue to expand to areas around the country, enabling trainees to choose a setting to suit them.

CHS is also extending its Modern Language curriculum to include Italian from September 2023, broadening the opportunity for more trainee teachers to share their expertise via the SCITT programme in this subject.

Apply for the SCITT at CHS programme

Recruitment for the forthcoming SCITT at CHS programmes is open now. Apply through the Department for Education website, or for more info contact CHS SCITT Lead Rachel Dalton-Woods.

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*Aimed at both new graduates and career changers, the SCITT at CHS is a one year route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), including credits towards a Masters qualification.

The National Mathematics and Physics (NMAP) SCITT has been developed in partnership with experts from the Institute of Physics and the Mathematical Association. It is assessed and verified, as the awarding body, by a University which provides assessment for the PGCE qualification.

For Language trainees at CHS, the awarding body is Sheffield Hallam University, who were named University of the Year for Teaching Quality by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.