Sutton SCITT

 "The quality of training across the partnership is outstanding" and "outcomes for trainees are outstanding"  Ofsted, 2017



The Willow Learning Trust was accredited a SCITT in June 2014 and has since developed a highly successful Initial Teacher Training Programme which has trained over one hundred and fifty teachers. Sutton SCITT is part of the Sutton Secondary School Teaching Alliance which has the collective purpose to jointly develop best practice in all schools so all students receive the highest quality teaching. Central to this purpose is the training and development of colleagues in our Alliance from beginner teacher to senior leader.


The Willow Learning Trust comprises of Glenthorne High School, an outstanding National Teaching School with a national reputation for high quality training and Aragon Primary School, highly popular in the local area, known for its excellent teaching and commitment to professional development.


The SCITT was inspected in September by OFSTED and the report has just been published. The SCITT was judged to be outstanding in all four categories. Inspectors praised the SCITT’s “drive for excellence “, “its meticulous routine of review and evaluation and high standards” and the “exceptional levels of support provided for all trainees”. This is a tremendous achievement for the SCITT after just over two years in operation and a cause for celebration for all Sutton secondary Schools as they have all made a significant contribution by training teachers, providing teacher placements and mentors. It is a very strong partnership which is really making a difference for Sutton children.