ITT (Initial Teacher Training) in West Berkshire with the OTT SCITT and the Downland Alliance

As part of a series of national changes to Initial Teacher Training, the Downland Alliance will be working as a partner with the OTT SCITT for programmes from September 2024. Our existing network of schools will be joining a fantastic wider partnership operating across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Please visit the OTT SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) website to see details of all the programmes offered, training locations, and details about information events and application workshops.

Applications go through the DfE’s teacher training ‘apply’ portal and the provider code is 24T. Select The Downland Alliance as your study location.

As the West Berkshire Hub for the OTT SCITT, we will continue working with our three main secondary partners; The Downs School, Compton, RG20 6AD; St Bartholomew’s School, Newbury, RG14 6JP, and Kennet School, Thatcham, RG19 4LL and we have a number of primary partners in and around the Newbury area – contact us for further details.   

Full information about eligibility requirements, the application process, the programme structure and about how you can fund your training, are given on the OTT SCITT website. Click here for more information. 

So why not inspire the next generation and make a difference? Get into teaching with us!

Contact us directly if you have any specific queries.


There are further FAQs on teacher training available here.

For more information about our training placements you can also contact us through our website or the OTT SCITT website or call Mandy Alexander on 01635 270096.

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