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 comprising a diverse range of primary and secondary schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. Our School Direct training programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton and the University of Winchester and combines the best elements of a traditional university-led PGCE training model with the benefits of a school-centred approach. Both universities have a long-established record of excellent initial teacher training, and successful completion of our course will lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with the opportunity to gain 60 Masters level credits.
Training with us means you will receive a comprehensive induction at the start of the course, a progressive training programme delivered throughout the year, and a second school placement in a contrasting school. Throughout the programme, you will be supported by a highly skilled and trained curriculum mentor, a professional mentor and a university tutor.
BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS OF UP TO £28000 ARE AVAILABLE WHILE YOU TRAIN TO TEACH, DEPENDING ON YOUR SUBJECT CHOICE
We are offering secondary teacher training places in art & design, biology, business, chemistry, computing, dance, design & technology, drama, English, geography, history, mathematics, modern languages, music, physical education, physics and religious education starting in September 2018. We are also offering general primary teacher training places.
Check for availability using the UCAS search tool at
For more information, please contact Victoria Holland in the Teaching School Office
Telephone: 02380 294133
HOW TO APPLY
WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
- You must have a first or second class UK University degree (2:2 or above)
- You must have GCSE grade C or above in English and mathematics (or English, mathematics and science if applying for primary)
- Applicants who require a NARIC Statement of Comparability to confirm the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK are strongly encouraged to apply for this prior to applying through UCAS Teacher Training
- All schools in our alliance are committed to safeguarding; all applicants will be expected to undergo DBS checking along with all other pre-employment checks
- You will have demonstrated some experience of working with secondary or primary aged students
- You will have a commitment to comprehensive education and to working with students from a range of social and cultural backgrounds
- Before commencing the programme, you will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy, and obtain a DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate
- We are an equal opportunities employer
Applications 2018-19 can be submitted via UCAS from late October 2017. Details of how to apply can be found on the UCAS website at:
Application tips and information can be found at:
Further information on tuition fee loans and bursaries can be found at:
Professional Skills Tests
Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses at the University of Southampton
If you are applying for our secondary teacher training programme and your degree subject is not close enough to the subject you want to teach, you can take additional training before you start your initial teacher training (ITT). Pre-initial teacher training enhancement courses are intensive programmes for graduates who need to develop a greater depth of subject understanding prior to training for qualified teacher status. Enhancement courses are suitable for graduates with experience of the subject to at least A-level standard. Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses are available at the University of Southampton in the following subjects:
UCAS Course Codes
The UCAS Institution Code for The Bitterne Park Teaching School Alliance is 1F6
Courses are delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton unless otherwise indicated.
2YSP Primary General (Tuition Fee)
25PP Secondary Art & Design (Tuition Fee)
2QF6 Secondary Biology (Tuition Fee)
38LM Secondary Business (Tuition Fee) – University of Winchester
2QF7 Secondary Chemistry (Tuition Fee)
2926 Secondary Computing (Tuition Fee)
25PQ Secondary Dance (Tuition Fee)
38LR Secondary Design & Technology (Tuition Fee) – University of Winchester
38LQ Secondary Drama (Tuition Fee) – University of Winchester
25MJ Secondary English (Tuition Fee)
25MG Secondary English (Salaried)
25NS Secondary Geography (Tuition Fee)
25NM Secondary History (Tuition Fee)
25ML Secondary Mathematics (Tuition Fee)
25MP Secondary Mathematics (Salaried)
25NW Secondary Modern Languages – French & Spanish (Tuition Fee)
37FV Secondary Modern Languages – French & German (Tuition Fee)
38LP Secondary Music (Tuition Fee) – University of Winchester
25PT Secondary Physical Education (Tuition Fee)
25PT Secondary Physical Education with EBacc Subject (Tuition Fee)* (*For more information on how to apply, please contact us.)
2CZN Secondary Physics (Tuition Fee)
38LN Secondary Religious Education (Tuition Fee) – University of Winchester
What if I need more information?
Please contact Victoria Holland in the Teaching School Office at Bitterne Park School on 02380 294133 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org