Students spend 4 days a week in a host school based on the IOW and one day per week training either at the University of Winchester or at one of our mainland schools. Training day travel is fully funded including Red Jet from Cowes and taxi to destination.
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. 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 course prepares you to teach across the age ranges 4-11 for Primary and 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 the University of Winchester. 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 evening and to have the opportunity to talk with current and past students.
Applicants apply to Halterworth Training School Partnership and are able to state a preference school within the Partnership. To increase chances of selection, many applicants specify that they would work in any school. Before a placement is secured, applicants always go and meet with the Headteacher or a senior leader and spend some time in the school to check that the placement will work for both parties.
We endeavour to take personal preference into account when placing students as much as we can and always consider individual range of experience and geographical location as part of this process.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
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.
The tuition fees for September 2019 entry are £9,250 for UK, EU and Islands (Channel Islands and Isle of Man) students, however the tuition fee for students outside the EU are yet to be confirmed for 2019 entry.
A Primary bursary is available for students with a B or above in A level maths.
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, sharing a reading activity with a small group of pupils and an interview with School Direct leads from Halterworth Training School Partnership. 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.
We have large group of students from many different walks of life, with 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 want to hear about this at interview.
We encourage people to visit one of our IOW schools prior to 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
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