Train to Teach

Teacher Training Opportunities

Guilsborough School is part of the The Grand Union Training Partnership Teacher Training Scheme.

School Direct and Core places available through this training scheme.

Train to teach Secondary Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, German, Spanish, English, Geography, History, Physical Education, Business Studies, Computer Science or Primary (General)

The Grand Union Training Partnership has been successfully training teachers for almost 20 years in SWAN Alliance schools. Our graduates are highly sought after within local schools and beyond. We are currently recruiting for our PGCE course, which is validated by the University of Leicester.

Training takes place either in our purpose built training suite based at Sponne School or in our partnership schools in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. The vast majority of our trainers are practicing teachers experts in their specialisms. All trainees are supported by a dedicated School Based Tutor to guide them through their training year and a specialist course leader who oversees their training and progress.

We offer a tried and tested route into teaching for the local community. Our trainees are career changers, return to work parents as well as recent graduates. Our graduate employment record is 100% for the past two years with an average of 84% of recruits taking up their first teaching post in local schools. Statistics that are well above the national average.

Depending on your subject and degree classification you could be entitled to a tax-free bursary of up to £25,000. The most sought after subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Languages, Geography and Computing.

To find out more contact:

Sponne School
NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext. 253
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School Experience Programme

Guilsborough School is able to offer places on the School Experience Programme.

 Spending time in a classroom is the ideal way to strengthen your application for teacher training. School experience gives you the chance to watch lessons and see for yourself what it's really like to be a teacher – and allows you to draw on your own examples in your application and interview.

The school experience programme (SEP) is run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) and offers places to those wishing to commence initial teacher training (ITT) in a secondary school subject.

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