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Training to Teach & The Astra SCITT

Teaching is a hugely important and rewarding career. At The Misbourne we are committed to supporting a range of teacher training opportunities.

Whether you are interested in post-graduate teacher training, changing your career, or aiming to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) after a period of working as an unqualified teacher, the DfE Train to Teach website provides full details on how to apply for a career in teaching. You may even be eligible for a generous bursary to train!

If you are interested in gaining experience of working in a school, please contact us and we will be happy to organise an opportunity for you to spend some time in a relevant department and speak with our colleagues.

Astra School-Centred Initial Teacher Training 

The Misbourne partners with Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training to provide training opportunities for new entrants to the teaching profession.

Over the last ten years, over 550 graduates have gone on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through Astra, which works with approximately sixty local primary, secondary and special schools. 

Astra training blends theory and practice, with both carefully structured school-based training and a focus on helping trainees develop an up to date knowledge and understanding of pedagogy in their specialist subject or phase. Throughout, Astra trainees are supported both by an in school mentor and a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors. 

While a large number of teachers continue to enter the profession soon after university, increasingly teaching is a popular choice with career switchers. 

Astra is able to support you as you apply and make your first steps into this challenging, varied and rewarding career, with regular open evenings and school taster placements available for those considering teaching. 

For further information and details of training commencing next summer, please contact Astra via or visit the Astra website.

More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, You may also  be eligible for a generous bursary to train!

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