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Portsmouth and Solent Training Alliance

School Placements

As we interview in school you will know your placement school early on. The advantage is that you will feel part of their community and can visit school before you start to meet your mentor and pupils. 

We work with over 60 primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth, Hampshire, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight. When shortlisting for interview we select you based on your geographical area, skills and experience. The interview stage is an opportunity to select applicants who show great potential to teach. 

You will spend the autumn and summer term in your host school and then in the spring term you will spend a minimum of 6 weeks in a different Key Stage or setting. 

Our School Direct route has the advantage of 38 weeks in school so you experience the full academic year cycle which prepares you for your Early Career Framework training year (ECF). You will spend four days in school and one day in training.