Learning on the job, you’ll benefit from being surrounded by experienced colleagues. School-led courses generally last one year and lead to qualified teacher status (QTS). Some courses also result in a Masters-level PGCE certificate.
Here in Bucks, there is a fantastic range of training schools and partnerships where you can start your career. Take a look and visit their websites to learn more. If you need any advice, just give us a call.
Ashmead School - based in Aylesbury, convenient for those living within Buckinghamshire, but also Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire
Astra Alliance - led by Dr Challoner’s Grammar School
Bedgrove Infant School - located in Aylesbury, has links with many schools in and around Buckinghamshire
Bourton Meadow Initial Teacher Training Centre – based in Buckingham
The Buckingham Partnership – led by the Royal Latin School (covering north Bucks including Buckingham)
Challoners High Bucks Hub - a partnership of schools in the south of the county and Hertfordshire
Chepping View Primary Academy - based in High Wycombe covering primary schools around High Wycombe, Marlow, Beaconsfield, Amersham and Great Missenden
Cygnus Teaching School - led by Wycombe High School
Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance - Hertfordshire and south Bucks
Marlow and Maidenhead Learning Alliance – led by Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School
Return to Teaching - run by the Cygnus Teaching School as part of Wycombe High School
Teaching Talent - covering Chesham, High Wycombe and Marlow
There is lots of financial support available to help fund school-led training. Depending on your degree class and the subject you want to teach, you could be eligible for a generous tax-fee bursary or scholarship. If not, you’ll still have access to a tuition fee and maintenance loan to cover your training.
You could earn a salary by training on a School Direct (salaried) programme. If you’re already working at or have an existing relationship with a school and want to take the next step, then you may want to consider this route.
Trainees on the salaried programme are recruited and employed directly by schools, and often continue teaching in their school following training.
Alternatively, if you’re a graduate or career changer with a 2:1 or above, you could earn a salary with Teach First.
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