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Train to Teach

St. Polycarp's takes pride in being part of the Xavier Catholic Educational Trust. Our initial teacher training is accredited through Xavier Teach SouthEast, one of 87 Teaching School Hubs established by the Department for Education to support teacher development across schools. Xavier's philosophy centres on providing lifelong professional growth opportunities to ensure colleagues find fulfilment and longevity in their careers.

The St Polycarp’s teacher training programme forms part of Xavier TSE's Surrey Hub. Together we collaborate to deliver exceptional initial teacher training across Surrey, Hampshire, and beyond. Our partnership is built on a shared vision - that high-quality teacher training and support is paramount for creating an enriching, sustainable teaching experience.

St Polycarp’s teacher training have a proven history as a well-regarded local provider in and around Farnham, Surrey and are committed to ensuring our local schools have the best possible teachers of the future. You will see from our map of partner schools that this reputation has grown over the years and many schools are proud to work with St Polycarp’s as part of the Xavier TSE Surrey Hub.

We invite you to learn more by visiting the Xavier Teach SouthEast website. There, you'll gain insights into their innovative programmes and our joint mission of empowering the next generation of outstanding teachers. Please click below to find out more about Xavier Teach SouthEast, our ITT Accredited Provider.



Xavier Teach SouthEast have had two consecutive Ofsted outstanding judgements and are highly regarded in the local area; we love working with them and hope you will too.