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Portsmouth and Solent Training Alliance

Why Train with us?

We are an Ofsted 'Outstanding' Provider and have been delivering excellent teacher training for the past 10 years. Our excellence in training leads to our School Direct trainees successfully passing the course and gaining employment. 

Training in school and learning ‘on the job’ alongside experienced teachers is the best way to gain first-hand experience of teaching. Your training year will be underpinned with regular theory sessions and pedagogy delivered both at our dedicated alliance training centre and, for secondary, University.

Typically you will be based in school four days a week and attend training on day five. This is a full-time PGCE course; you will spend 80% of your time in local schools and 20% in training centre.  

Our strong track record results in 100% of our trainees gain employment in schools. If you want to gain hands on experience then our School Direct teacher training route is for you. Our high-quality training and mentoring is at the heart of what we do.

We will support you to become a confident, knowledgeable and skilled practitioner by providing excellent learning experiences matched by our support and guidance.

Training in one of our alliance schools, gives you the opportunity to work with experienced teachers and mentors. We believe it is important that trainees feel part of the school environment from Day 1 so we host our interviews in school with senior members of staff. This is an opportunity to meet the staff and feel part of their community before you officially start in September.