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School Direct (ITT)

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Are you interested in training to become a qualified primary or secondary school teacher with PGCE status?

Are you a university graduate?

Are you in the final year of your degree?

Or are you thinking of a career change into teaching?

The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is a growing partnership of primary and secondary schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire offering high quality teacher training.  Our School Direct route is delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton and allows our trainees to follow a school-led programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) validated by the University of Southampton. The programme also contributes towards Master’s level accreditation.

We are offering secondary ITT places in Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dance, Design & Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Education starting in September 2017.

We are also offering general primary ITT places starting in September 2017.

Check for availability using the UCAS search tool at

Bursaries and scholarships of up to £30,000 are available while you train to teach, depending on your subject choice

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