Teacher Training

Teacher Training (School Direct)

We offer you the opportunity to train to teach as a Primary or Secondary School teacher in some of the best schools in our area.

This training programme is a one-year school based full time route into teaching leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status, with the option to gain a PGCE qualification and credits towards a Master degree. You are supported by the University of Reading.

The Calthorpe Park North East Hants & Surrey Borders consortium is an exciting place to work and learn. We have a long and successful history of training and developing future teachers and are proud to offer a number of training places for 2023/2024.

The consortium comprises eleven very varied schools which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. We have six secondary schools in the consortium, two with a sixth form. We also have two junior schools, two primary schools and one special needs primary school which provides a unique opportunity for trainees to experience a very different educational setting.

Calthorpe Park School is the lead school in this consortium and our partner schools are:

Primary schools:

Calthorpe Park School and partners work collaboratively as part of the University of Reading ITT Partnership to ensure that its trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer. These two aspects of the course are closely integrated and supported by University subject tutors as well by members of staff in school who receive specialist training at the University.

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. They are ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2022).

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, they have well-established partnerships with over 400 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the "effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region's schools.'' ITE inspection report, September 2016.

Useful links

How to apply for teacher training

DfE website and information on how to apply

Bursaries and scholarships available

Primary School Direct web page

Secondary School Direct web page

Training starts in September 2024 and at the end of the training programme most trainees will be offered a post at their training school.

Contact: Emma Maplethorpe / 01252 613483



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