The Balcarras Trust is the legal entity which sits behind the Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP).  

Gloucestershire Initial Teacher Education Partnership (GITEP) SCITT is a highly successful school-centred initial teacher training provider, recognised as outstanding by Ofsted  

Our training is dominantly school based but we also believe strongly that our trainees should have the time to develop subject expertise and an understanding of theoretical aspects of education. Professional studies weeks throughout the year, with lectures and workshops led by expert speakers, support the training in schools. 

GITEP works in partnership with the University of Bristol to offer the academic PGCE. Although all our centre-based training takes place in Cheltenham or Gloucester our trainees have full access to the University of Bristol library and are registered students of the University. 

The Balcarras Trust is proud to be so central to the success of GITEP. If you are interested in the work of GITEP the please follow the link below: