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School Direct Teacher Training

All schools in the Newbury Academy Trust are lead schools in our School Direct programme of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). The Partnership includes one other primary school and one other secondary school. Our training programmes are accredited by the University of Reading and lead to PGCE and/or QTS qualifications.

A School Direct ITT programme will give trainees a largely school-based training programme, supported with time spent at the University of Reading. All of our first cohort of trainees were successful in completing their courses in 2014/15 and all secured roles within the Newbury Academy Trust (or, in one case, a different local school) upon completion. Our second cohort of trainees started in September 2015.

For 2017/18 we are offering training courses in 12 different subject areas, with salaried and unsalaried places available in Primary (including an opportunity to specialise in Primary Maths teaching), and in secondary English, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Geography, History, Languages (French or German), Design & Technology, Art & Design and Drama. Salaried places require at least three years of work experience (not necessarily in education) and attract a wage whilst training. Unsalaried places are available to anyone with an appropriate degree; unsalaried trainees have access to student finance, but also very attractive bursaries of up to £30,000 in shortage subjects.

Further general details about teacher training, including bursaries, can be accessed through the following link: 

Applications for School Direct programme are made through UCAS, not direct to the school. Further details, and instructions about how to apply can be found using this link:

Further information about the University of Reading ITT provision can be found using this link:

For further details please get in touch on or 01635 510500.