Graduates with higher degrees who:
We warmly welcome applicants from all backgrounds for whom becoming a highly effective teacher is their career aim.
To undertake training with the LEARN Alliance, you will need to be able to demonstrate your interest in teaching, as well as a commitment to the programme. We actively look for evidence of this in your application, references and the interview process through, for example:
There is an expectation that our applicants will have school, youth work or some form of voluntary experience of working with children. At this point, if you don't already have this experience, we would recommend that you investigate gaining some experience by visiting or working in a school or similar type environment to establish that working with children meets with your expectations. The Get Into Teaching website has a wealth of useful information including arranging visits in schools, more details about entry requirements and funding for your training. Please also view our Events page to see the latest School Experience Days scheduled in Thornden School. The UCAS website on teacher training is also full of helpful information and guidance on Initial Teacher Training.
Volunteering for after school or summer holiday youth groups is also an excellent way of gaining experience in working with children. Please contact your local school or LEA for more details.
Many of our trainees have also worked in a Learning Support or Cover Supervisor role in order to gain invaluable school experience prior to applying for our Initial Teacher Training programme. Most job vacancies can be found on Hampshire County Council's Hantsweb site.
In order to qualify for Initial Teacher Training, there are a number of criteria set by the UK Government that you must meet. Please click here for further information.
Don't hold back from applying for teacher training in maths, physics, chemistry, computing, design & technology or a language because of your subject knowledge confidence. You may still be able to train to teach these subjects (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) programme. For further information, please view our SKE page.