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High Potential Initial Teacher Training (HPITT) Programme

The High Potential Initial Teacher Training (HPITT) Programme, delivered by Teach First, recruits and develops high-calibre teachers for schools working in disadvantaged communities. Here's how it works:

  • Teach First recruits trainee teachers to work in your school for a minimum of two years, starting September 2021.   
  • The robust and rigorous recruitment process selects high-performing graduates that match your school’s needs.  
  • Your trainee will gain QTS by the end of year one, a PGDE in year two, with an option of a Master’s in the third year. 
  • Ongoing support is provided for your trainee and school with a dedicated Teach First Development Lead and university tutor. You can also receive a mentor grant of £2,500 per trainee to support you in developing a school-based mentor. 
  • Your trainee will be a core member of teaching staff from day one, teaching between 60-80% of a full timetable. 

Trainees are available now to start in September, find out more and register.