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Train to teach Primary with Halterworth Teaching School Partnership

Halterworth Teaching School Partnership is well established in provision of Initial Teacher Training (formerly Halterworth Consortium).

This year we have 40 Primary students training with us, including eleven students from the Isle of Wight. Students are always placed in classes with experienced teachers who receive regular mentor training in conjunction with Winchester University and experience teaching in KS1 and KS2.  We pride ourselves on tailoring the programme to meet individual needs as we recognise that our students come from many different starting points and have lots of different skills to offer prior to training as teachers.

Our feedback from students, mentors and Winchester University is always positive with 100% of the students saying that they would recommend us to others.

 Quotes from 2016 Graduates:

‘The School Direct year has been very intense but the best possible introduction to life as a teacher. I don’t think that I could have been better prepared for my NQT year and feel excited and (mainly!) confident about having my own class in September.’

‘Overall it has been a hard but a very worthwhile year and I believe it is certainly one of the best routes into teaching with the hands- on practical approach to learning.

‘This was an incredibly enjoyable, informative and beneficial experience and one that I would (and already have) recommended to people who wish to train to teach.’

‘A very full on and enjoyable course … great info from Halterworth and always well prepared for the upcoming training .’ 2016-17 students

What Qualifications do I need to access the Primary Teacher Training?

In order to apply for the programme you would need the following qualifications:

  • A 2:2 or above  Degree, or be in your final year completing a degree and achieve these grades before starting.
  • Grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths and Science (or equivalent)

Before being accepted on the programme you would also need to:

  • complete the Teacher Skills Tests in Maths and English
  • provide proof of address and ID for a DBS check to be carried out and attend an interview.

Host Schools:

For a list of our Primary  host schools, please click here.

What to expect if I am invited to interview:

We aim to make our interview days a positive experience for all. During the day you would:

  • Have a formal interview with Partnership schools and Halterworth Teaching School Partnership, and a representative from Winchester University
  • Undertake a reading task with a group of children
  • Complete a written task
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions

Upcoming interview dates (more may be added)

Monday 12th November

Thursday 29th November

Wednesday 12th December

How are students allocated to schools?

You can either request a particular school when applying or you can say that you would be happy at any school and we will allocate you.  If this is the case, you would go and meet with the school and check that the placement is right for you and right for the school.

For more information and some films about applying please click on our Teacher Training tab.

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