Oundle School is seeking to recruit high quality recent graduates of Mathematics or a related degree, or professionals looking to move into the education sector to train as Mathematics teachers as part of the National Maths and Physics School Centred Initial Teacher Training (NMAPS) scheme from September 2024.

The national shortage of teachers of Mathematics is a crisis which will only result in a greater shortage as too often pupils leave school without having experience of high-quality teaching in this subject. The National Maths and Physics SCITT is designed to help to address this problem through partnership between both maintained and independent schools.

The SCITT approach is different to traditional teacher training in the following ways:

  • Trainees spend the majority of their time in schools training there from the very start of the course.
  • Schools do not employ the trainee. Instead, schools receive a trainee on a placement and support the trainee with a trained mentor.
  • Successful applicants will experience placements in two different schools to ensure that they are fully prepared to take up rewarding positions in a wide variety of schools.
  • Trainees receive a tax-free bursary of £28,000 or scholarship of £30,000 (subject to eligibility) from the Department of Education, and a can take out a Student Loan if required to cover the tuition fee of £9,250.
  • Training focused on Mathematics teaching is led by specialists in the teaching of this subject. These sessions happen in Oundle School for one day each week. The PGCE is provided by Buckingham University online.

Oundle School acts as the NMAPS hub school and will offer placements at a range of partner schools, as well as a small number at Oundle. Trainees will spend the majority of their time in their two placement schools which will be complementary, giving a varied experience of schools. The placement schools with which we are working span part of the East Midlands and into East Anglia, allowing us to place trainees in schools close to their homes.

If you are a recent graduate with a good degree in a related subject, are graduating this year, or would like to change careers this could be a very exciting opportunity for you to take the first step on the path to an enormously rewarding career.

Interested parties should contact Mrs Clare Douglas, SCITT Administrator, at cdouglas@oundleschool.org.uk for information about our upcoming School Experience days. Please send in their CVs with a covering e-mail. The application process is then completed via UCAS. More information can also be found on our website at www.oundleschool.org.uk/about-us/scitt-hub/ or at https://www.nmapscitt.org.uk

Expressions of interest must be received before end of June 2024.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.