School profile

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

SHFGS is a co-educational selective school in North Buckinghamshire. The environment is one in which high standards in every aspect of school life are the norm. Whilst academic success is extremely important, the school also works very hard to ensure that young people develop into successful adults – in the broadest sense. The environment provides a platform for supportive, caring and encouraging relationships that enable young people to thrive and flourish.

SHFGS was the foundational school for Insignis Academy Trust, when the Trust was established in July 2016

SHFGS hosts ITT trainees from both the Insignis SCITT and from a number of other local and national providers.

About our school experience


During a school visit to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School you will:

•Find out about teacher training with Insignis SCITT
•Gain valuable experience observing teachers in the classroom
•Engage with students during their lessons
•Have the opportunity to talk to current trainees and teachers at the start of their career to learn about their experiences and journey to qualified teacher status
•Connect with subject teachers, and find out about the curriculum in your specialist subject
•Have an opportunity to ask questions about routes into teaching and training in an Insignis Academy Trust School

Start and finish times
08:30am to 3:00pm - Flexible

With prior arrangement, the school is able to arrange visits that meet the needs of individuals interested in training with Insignis SCITT or as a Post Graduate Teaching Apprentice.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Insignis Academy Trust SCITT is working in partnership with Teach First to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) leading to Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE. The one-year, school based, research-led training will give you plenty of hands-on experience and allows you to train to teach in an Insignis Academy Trust (IAT) school.

Insignis Academy Trust also work in partnership with the National Institute of Teaching in Education based at Coventry University, to offer a 15 month Teaching Apprenticeship leading to QTS and a PGCE.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer career experience placements throughout the school year. Please contact Insignis SCITT at for dates for a school experience visit at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School or another school in Insignis Academy Trust

School experience type
In school


Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PE
Map showing Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Yes - on site parking provided

Visitors parking is signposted at the front of the school

Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8PE
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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