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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 is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider; an organisation that is committed to providing outstanding learning opportunities for new entrants into the teaching profession.

The Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 national Teaching School Hubs in the country.

The Misbourne plays a lead role in the SCITT by hosting three Professional Studies sessions throughout the year. During these days a number of our experienced and knowledgeable teachers provide valuable training on important aspects of teaching including cognitive load theory, SEN & adaptive teaching, and how to best support Pupil Premium Students. 

Astra is currently recruiting Primary and Secondary trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2023-4: Art; Biology; Business; Economics with Business; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama; English; Geography; History; Maths; Modern Foreign Languages; Music; PE; Physics; RE; Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part time routes are also available.

For more information on applying to train to teach via the Astra SCITT please visit their website.

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