This is a unique opportunity to train with a highly successful group of schools that make up our partnership, located in the beautiful county of West Berkshire but close to Oxford, Reading, Winchester and London.
A wide spectrum of high achieving schools ensures a range of opportunities including a primary / secondary placement and 6th form experience for secondary trainees.
The secondary in-school training is organised jointly by The Downs, Compton, St Bartholomew’s, Newbury, Kennet, Thatcham and Park House, Newbury.
Our primary training is organised jointly by our primary partners. These include Beedon CE Primary, Compton CE Primary, Lambourn C of E Primary and Chaddleworth and Shefford CE Primary.
The Downs School is lead school; it has been judged outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
Our course leads to QTS and PGCE - both professional qualifications are awarded by Oxford Brookes University so you get the best of both worlds – high quality school led training linked to a renowned higher education institution.
Our training programme is just the first step on your teaching career.
There is a complete programme of training offered in West Berkshire from NQT to becoming a school leader, if you have the right skills.
School-led courses have high rates of employment and, above all, of trainee satisfaction.
Every part of our programme is aimed at preparing you to be the best teacher possible. Immersion into the life of the teacher and daily exposure to outstanding practice and teachers ensures you have the best possible opportunity.
About the accredited body
Our partnership with Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teacher training with our school led programmes designed for the real world of education.
Support and academic teaching is provided by both school mentors and academic tutors at Oxford Brookes University. You will attend lectures and seminars and complete a variety of assignments and research tasks.
You will be able to use all the facilities at the Harcourt Hill University campus for your studies should you want to –including the Library Resources. Further information is available on the Oxford Brookes website.