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 school direct partner schools in West Berkshire including Compton, Beedon, Falkland, St Nicolas, Robert Sandilands and John Rankin,
The Downs School is the school direct 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 ensures you have the best possible opportunity.