Students spend 4 days a week in a host school placement and one day per week training either at Winchester University or with a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) in one of our host schools. To make sure you are a successful and confident teacher in the 21st-century, we have devised a vibrant programme, informed by research and constantly reviewed, to ensure students are equipped with the most up-to-date developments in education. Our aim is to provide you with a training experience that immerses you in the theory and practice of teaching.
An advantage of training days hosted in different Partnership Schools is the opportunity to partake in focussed learning walks/tours. This is reviewed favourably by students and adds to experience of different settings.
Teaching time increases gradually throughout the year with protected time in school allocated for planning, reflecting, observing and University assignments. There are four assignments over the year that are closely linked with school placements – combining theory and practice. Plenty of support is available for writing the assignments. There are also two assessed school placements.
The training is structured around modules - a combination of taught modules based at the University and placement modules based in host schools. You will undertake studies in all elements of education; extend your knowledge of learning and teaching, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. You will then apply these areas of understanding and skill to classroom practice throughout the year, including during two assessed placements in schools or educational settings.
There is a close relationship between school based provision and Winchester University. Students are allocated a school based mentor and a University mentor. All mentors are quality assured and attend regular mentor training. There is also a large trainee support network.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a PGCE with recommendations for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There is the option of 60 Masters Credits if assignments are passed at Level 7.
If you would like to find out more then please contact us to arrange to attend an information morning or evening and to have the opportunity to talk with current and past students. We can also arrange flexible school experience for you.
You will be placed in a host school (The Romsey School or The Mountbatten School) for the majority of your placement and become part of the staff and department team from the outset. The placement location will be dependent on availability at the schools and will be confirmed after places are accepted.
There is a contrasting 6 week placement in a different School from our Partnership Schools and the option of experience in a Sixth Form College (Barton Peveril).
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
The Mountbatten School
Whitenap Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO515SY
The Romsey School
Greatbridge Road, Romsey, Hants, SO518ZB
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Refer to University of Winchester requirements.
Criminal Records check (completed post interview)
Photo ID with address (Passport or driving licence)
Two other forms of ID with current address on
Original copies of certificates of qualifications (GCSEs or equivalent and degree)
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
Please see the ‘Get into Teaching’ website for details of current funding bursaries available.
About the training provider
Halterworth Training School Partnership Halterworth Training School Partnership is a well-established and popular provider of School Direct Initial Teacher Training in the South including the Isle of Wight. We offer school centred Primary and Secondary routes into teaching in conjunction with The University of Winchester. Our bespoke training recognises that people come from many different backgrounds and is tailored to suit individual needs.
Halterworth TSP has an excellent track record of developing and supporting trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession and have an exceptionally high employment rate. Within our Partnership of over 30 schools, we can offer you the chance to work alongside outstanding, innovative and experienced teachers who are passionate about raising standards in teaching and transforming lives. From the outset you are fully immersed in the life of the school and are part of the team.
About the accredited body
The University of Winchester is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider of teacher education at both Primary and Secondary level and has a long history of training teachers. Training with us means that you will have full access to the provision of Winchester University, including Library and Student Services.
Prior to interview, we will look for evidence of a commitment to the teaching profession, an understanding of professional requirements, and an awareness of current educational issues in an application. Prior experience in a school is not required, however prospective students may find experience in a school useful for obtaining insights into teaching. Experience in a school or similar setting may also provide reassurance to prospective students that teaching is the right choice for their career.
If you already meet, or are expected to meet, our entry requirements, and have demonstrated your passion and commitment to teaching in your application, you will be invited to attend an interview. The interview day consists of a written task, a short Maths skills test and an interview with our School Direct leads. Further information about the format of the day will be sent to you via email in advance. The interview is your chance to find out more about the course and get a feel for us as a Partnership.
Students come from many different walks of life and there is a good balance between students coming straight from degrees and those changing careers. We truly value the experience that you, as an individual, can bring to teaching and also want to hear about this at interview.
Please visit our website for more information www.halterworthtsp.co.uk
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
Your wellbeing is a top priority and we will do all we can to give you the chance to flourish and maximise your potential. In partnership with the University of Winchester there is a dedicated student support team to help with any questions or challenges you might experience during your studies. We work with you to support your wellbeing and mental health, provide confidential advice and offer workshops to boost your academic skills. If you have a disability or learning difference, we encourage you to get in touch before you apply so we can discuss tailored support for your individual needs.
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).