About our programme

Winchester Teaching School Alliance offers school led teacher training positions in both primary and secondary schools. The subjects that we currently offer can be found by following the Vacancies link.

Trainees who follow the School Led Training Programme are based in a school but are not employed by that institution. Course fees are paid by trainees although funding is often available through tuition fee loans, bursaries or scholarships.  Further information on these can be found at Get Into Teaching | Get Into Teaching GOV.UK (education.gov.uk)

Successful applicants will follow a programme that, alongside classroom teaching, includes lesson observation, training within a host school, alliance based training days and time spent at university. Our schools have a close working relationship with The University of Winchester and a proven track record of success in training teachers and this is reflected in the training that is provided.

Your formative placement, at your main school, will run until the end of the first term, with you being in class for 50% of the four days.  Then will follow a 6-week placement at another school where you will be teaching for 60%.  You than move back to your main school where your timetable will build up gradually to 70-80% of your 4 days.  

Every Friday throughout the year, there is a balanced programme of university training (subject specific and professional training), school visits and in school pedagogy training days.  You will work with the other WSTA trainees on these days, thus building your own professional learning network. 

Successful completion of the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and credits towards a Master’s Degree.