Teaching School

Although it sounds obvious that every school is a teaching school, the official designation of ‘Teaching School’ means Salesian School have been recognised by the Teaching Regulation Agency as an outstanding school that has the capacity to take part in new and innovative national projects.We are dedicated to developing first-class teaching and learning through dynamic CPD and school to school support. We are passionate about leading high-quality training of our next generation of teachers and inspiring tomorrows educational leaders. We offer a diverse range of services and support from our dedicated team of high calibre specialist leaders with a proven track record. We are proud to work in collaboration with a diverse range of schools and other teaching school alliances that allows us to draw upon expertise from across our network to help us improve the whole school system.

Key focus as a Teaching School

  • Recruitment for our School-centred initial Teacher training (SCITT) places under Teach SouthEast
  • A particular focus on the recruitment of STEM subjects, including involvement in the following TRA schemes: Future Teaching Scholars, Paid Internship Scheme, TSST
  • Providing a high-quality NQT programme and awarding body service for Secondary and Primary
  • Working in association with the Surrey Teaching Schools Network in delivery of the TRA leadership programmes.
  • Providing schools to school support for both the primary and secondary at all levels
  • Delivery of Health and Safety accreditation for technology teachers
  • Provision of technology networking events
  • Recruitment and deployment of SLEs across the alliance.

In 2019-20 we have successfully run numerous government schemes aimed at addressing the shortage of teachers, primarily in maths and physics. We are part of the Future Teaching Scholars scheme which recruits sixth formers from across the country and sponsors them generously throughout university. In return, these undergraduates spend 9 days each year in our school (or another Teaching School), learning teaching practice and pedagogy, and commit to two years’ worth of teaching at the end of their degree. Some of our own sixth formers are currently on this prestigious and competitive scheme and we look forward to seeing them develop as outstanding teachers.

In the summer term for the last few years, we have welcomed around 15 interns into our school for four weeks in the maths and physics departments. These are undergraduates interested in teaching, and our job has been to persuade them to pursue it! They made a huge impact during their time here and we are delighted that such a large number have already committed to training with us in the future.

Throughout the year we run numerous CPD courses in conjunction with SJB Teaching School, including ‘Developing Middle Leaders’ and ‘Aspiring Senior Leaders’. We are confident that they will be superb leaders of the future.

This is just a flavour of the sort of thing we have been getting up to in the Teaching School which is proving to be an essential part of our school life in these challenging educational times. If you are interested in any of the schemes we are taking part in, please contact Clare Brown c.brown@sjb.surrey.sch.uk for more information.


Teach SouthEast – an Outstanding ITT provider (Ofsted 2018)

We are a proud Partner School of Teach SouthEast – an outstanding school-based initial teacher training provider (SCITT), with its base in Woking, established in 2013. Through partnership with a range of supportive schools in Surrey and surrounding areas, a high-quality, bespoke programme is delivered for aspiring primary and secondary teachers, training over 400 Trainees since its start.

Teach SouthEast is passionate about training and developing outstanding teachers of tomorrow and about meeting the employment needs of schools in the local area.  Every year, at least two-thirds of the cohort gain employment in one of our twenty partner schools, with 100% of Trainees seeking a teaching job being employed in schools in the wider area.

Trainees are well-prepared through first-rate, nurturing placements which ensure that they gain substantial practical experience, developing their teaching skills by putting into practice their wide-ranging and expert training they receive.

Training is delivered in three main ways:

  • Every Friday morning the whole cohort (of around 100 Trainees for Secondary and 15 for Primary), come together for General Professional Studies (GPS), where research-led and evidence-based pedagogy (such a managing behaviour and assessing learning) is taught by expert practitioners.
  • Every Friday afternoon the Secondary cohort divides into Subject Hubs (in local Partner Schools) where a subject expert delivers high-quality subject-specific training.
  • Monday – Thursday is spent with Trainees immersing themselves in school life, from teaching to tutor time, assemblies to extra-curricular activities. In-school training takes place with the subject-specific Mentor and more formally on a weekly basis with the SCITT Lead (the person in charge of all the Trainees in that school), ensuring that the training is linked to GPS and relevant to Trainees’ needs.

Watch Teach SouthEast’s videos to find out more

Taster Days

Prior to the escalation of COVID-19, Teach SouthEast were offering face-to-face Taster Days. When they are able to do this again, Taster Day dates will be posted on the website: www.teachsoutheast.co.uk

Contact Information

If you are thinking of getting into teaching then please contact Teach SouthEast’s SCITT Manager, Claire Brown, by emailing c.brown@sjb.surrey.sch.uk or calling her on 01483 545020.