Teacher Training

Teacher Training places 2018-19

Applications for 2018/19 recruitment in both primary and secondary subjects will open through UCAS on 26th October 2018 (www.ucas.com).

Aylesbury Grammar School is offering Bursary led/ fee funded places through the ASTRA Alliance www.astra-alliance.com for 2018/19 in the following subjects, pending NCTL approval.

Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, English, Geography, Maths, French, German, P.E. and Physics. In addition we may be able to offer training in other subject areas.

The Astra Alliance has been awarded status as a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider, 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. More information about SCITT/School Direct teaching routes can be found at:

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Generous bursaries are available for trainees; for more information see Bursaries and funding.