The Arete partnership was established with Woking High School in June 2015, reflecting the school’s developmental aim of improving collaboration and contribution between Gordon’s and other schools. The partnership is centred on: developing practice, combining student events and training and enterprise. Click here to read more Arete Partnership
We are proud to be a Partner school of Teach SouthEast, an Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provider. Through the Partnership, a high quality, bespoke School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme is delivered for aspiring secondary school teachers across the South East of England.
Led by two ‘outstanding’ schools, Salesian School in Chertsey and SJB in Woking, who, alongside us, are passionate about training and developing the outstanding teachers of tomorrow. SJB and Salesian are partners in the Surrey Teaching Schools Network (STSN) which has been licensed to deliver the National College Leadership Programmes. Jointly, they take a lead on the professional development of teachers, support staff and future leaders.
High-quality training enables all trainees to develop into confident and competent professionals. Trainees are well prepared through first-rate, complementary placements which ensure that they gain substantial practical experience, developing their evaluative and practical teaching skills effectively. This is within a Home school placement, four days a week, with the fifth day spent receiving General Professional Studies and subject specific training. In-school expert mentors and external subject trainers have consistently high expectations and work collaboratively to ensure training is coherent and highly relevant to the needs of trainees.
Interested applicants should follow this link.
We work in partnership with Yes Futures to give our students a head-start in life beyond school.
Yes Futures is a multi-award winning education charity founded and run by teachers. The Yes Futures charity works with 8-18 year olds in schools across the South East. Through tailored extra-curricular personal development programmes, Yes Futures empowers young people to make ambitious choices and realise their potential. To read more about the programme please visit our Yes Futures page