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 Teacher Training places 2018-19


Applications for 2018 / 19 recruitment are open through UCAS. (www.ucas.com).  

Bursary-led / fee funded places will be available at Beaconsfield High School in Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL (French & Spanish), Music, PE, Physics and Religious Studies.  Places will also be offered in a wide range of subjects and phases across the Astra Alliance schools.

The Astra Alliance has been awarded status as a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider (see Bucks Examiner article), working with the Institute of Education (UCL) for the PGCE qualification to provide high quality training placements. During the training year, all trainees will have the opportunity to spend time in at least one other of our partnership schools to ensure a contrasting and comprehensive experience. The Alliance has considerable experience of training teachers and recognises and values the enthusiastic contribution that they make to our school communities. Staff at the training schools will share their knowledge and good practice to ensure that trainees are well supported to develop into good and outstanding teachers.

The programme is structured to allow trainees to develop the skills required to teach the subject that they are training in and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to practice in their setting.  

Generous bursaries are available for trainees; for more information see Bursaries and funding.  We also offer school experience visits for secondary - please contact Gill Byrne at  gby@challoners.org.

NMAPS SCITT (Maths and Physics)

We are delighted to be working with The National Maths and Physics School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme (NMAPS), a new DfE initiative designed to give Maths and Physics trainees the best experience during their ITT.  Training will be based in school with bespoke subject specialist training programmes, delivered by outstanding practitioners and in conjunction with national subject associations.   On successful completion of the programme, trainees will be awarded both QTS and PGCE.

Beaconsfield High School will be offering non-salaried training places with NMAPS in one in each of Maths and Physics and we will be delighted to receive applications via the NMAPS Central Hub.  For more information about the courses please visit www.nmapscitt.org.uk  All applications must be made via UCAS at www.ucas.com