Initial Teacher Training

OTSA is an exceptional provider of high quality primary, special and secondary School Direct and Core SCITT Initial Teacher Training programmes. We are based at The Cherwell School in Oxford. The Cherwell School is the ‘lead school’ (the name presented on UCAS) and The Cherwell OTSA SCITT is the name of the accrediting body. Through the Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) we work with state-funded partner schools across Oxford and Oxfordshire and all of our programmes are designed and delivered by people who really understand what great teaching and learning are all about; highly successful teachers from our partner schools.

We are committed to recruiting and training passionate individuals who will become outstanding teachers working in schools across Oxford and Oxfordshire. We are dedicated to delivering the best possible ITT programmes and providing the best support for Associate Teachers (trainees) throughout their Initial Teacher Training programme and as they seek employment in their NQT year.

We deliver Salaried School Direct and Non-salaried Core SCITT programmes, all of which lead to QTS. Applicants also have the option of adding a masters level PGCE to their programme.

Oxfordshire Teacher Training