PHHS granted SCITT status



Prince Henry’s is proud to announce that the National College for Teaching and Leadership has granted the school SCITT – School-Centred Initial Teacher Training – status.

Prince Henry’s will become one of three SCITTs in Worcestershire and the only one in the south of the county. In order to become a SCITT, a school has to demonstrate strong partnership working with other schools, and Prince Henry’s works closely in an alliance with many First, Middle, High, Primary and Secondary schools in South Worcestershire and beyond.

Headteacher Dr Tony Evans said “We were delighted to receive Teaching School status in 2014, and over the last two years this has enabled us to build partnerships, providing the capacity within our alliance of schools to apply for SCITT status. This is a really exciting development and offers a superb opportunity for Prince Henry’s and our partner schools to “grow our own teachers” and have a positive, long lasting impact upon the recruitment, training and development of new teachers within the South Worcestershire area and beyond.”

We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of trainee teachers in September 2017, and will be starting our recruitment process in October.  Andy Duffy, Assistant Headteacher at Prince Henry’s, will be the Director of the SCITT and if you are interested in learning more about a career in teaching, please contact him at the school.