Durrington High School

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Join us for our open event on Thursday 18th October from 6pm – 7pm

Full details on the link below

Thinking about becoming a teacher open event

We are excited to share with you the opportunity to train to teach with The South Downs SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training). We provide School Based Training as a partnership across 18 schools.  Successful completion of training results in the award of Qualified Teacher Status and we work in collaboration with The University of Chichester to award a Post Graduate Certificate of Education.

If you decide to train with us then you will have access to the facilities at the University and the facilities in the schools. You will have a day each week working with other trainees to reflect and develop your practice and four days each week training on the job working with the young people in our locality.  We provide a high quality cross phase and bespoke training programme which is full time for one year and commences in September.  You will teach across two consecutive age ranges/phases and experience teaching in at least two contrasting schools as well as completing a week placement in Special Needs.  Some of our training programmes are located in Special Needs Schools: Oak Grove College (Secondary) and Palatine School (Primary).  You will be guided to complete an action research project as part of your training.  You will be offered the use of a laptop for the length of your training.

Our training places for primary and secondary are to be found across our partnership of schools: The Angmering School; Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School; Davison High School; Durrington High School; East Preston Infant School; East Preston Junior School; Ferring CofE Primary School; Georgian Gardens Community Primary School; Oak Grove College; Palatine School; River Beach School; Shoreham Academy; St John the Baptist CofE Primary School; St Margaret’s CofE Primary School; St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School; Summerlea CP School; The Orchards Community Middle School; Vale School.

For further information please follow the link below:

Teaching training through the South Downs SCITT


  • Durrington High School has made me become more confident in myself by encouraging me to just go for it! The extra-curricular activities have offered me good opportunities to work with new people and meet new friends, resulting in me feeling safe and content at school.