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South Farnham Educational Trust



South Farnham Education Trust supports apprenticeship programmes and has played a leading role in the creation and development of the Teacher Apprenticeship standard. Sir Andrew Carter (CEO) chaired the original Trailblazer Employers Group and Claire Harnden (Deputy CEO) currently chairs the group.

The Teacher Apprenticeship was launched in September 2018 and this gives schools  an opportunity to use apprenticeship funding (the apprenticeship levy) for training.  Apprentice teachers will have to meet the same statutory requirements for entry as all other ITT programmes and will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards. The apprenticeship route combines paid work with on and off-the-job training. QTS will be awarded to successful apprentices after three terms. In their fourth term i.e. first term of the qualified teaching year teaching apprentices will undergo an ‘end point assessment’ by an independent assessor and, if successful, will then be deemed to have completed their apprenticeship training.

South Farnham Educational Trust Apprentices

  The Raleigh School Highfield South Farnham School South Farnham School


(3% of workforce,         5% of teaching staff/ leaders)


Four Teacher apprentices employed

2019 -20

(3.2% of workforce,      6% of teaching staff/ leaders)

One  Teacher apprentice employed (Maths specialist)

  Four Teacher apprentices employed

2020 -21

(4% of workforce,       6% of teaching staff/ leaders)

Two Teacher apprentices   employed

One School Business Professional apprentice employed Four Teacher apprentices employed


Surrey South Farnham SCITT (SFET)

An approved apprenticeship training provider and End Point Assessment Organisation

Training Apprentices 

Surrey South Farnham SCITT is on the Register for Apprenticeship Training Providers (ROATP) and trains new Teachers through this route (includes QTS). The first cohort of seven apprentices started in 2018 and included the UK's first end point assessed apprentice on this new standard. The programme has grown each year since then with 18 apprentices commencing training in 2019 and 27 apprentices in 2020.

Please click here to find out more about this training programme.

End Point Assessment of Apprentices (EPA)

Surrey South Farnham SCITT is an approved End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) and provides this service to other apprenticeship training providers and employers. 

Please click here to find out more about this service.