Initial Teacher Training

For schools, by schools

The Teaching Talent group includes three well established Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, each committed to sustainable and innovative school-led programmes for QTS and QTS with PGCE.  We work with over 50 Bucks schools in all phases, including Pupil Referral Units and a Special School, to provide a rigorous and lively experience for the next generation of teachers in our area. Such a wide network of schools also makes employment within the alliance more likely after the training year.  

The Astra SCITT also offers the Assessment Only process for experienced unqualified teachers who wish to gain QTS without training and within 12 weeks.  Please see our website for more information.

ASTRA Alliance Teacher Training  Teacher Training

National Mathematics and Physics SCITT (NMAPS)

Chepping View Primary Academy Teacher Training

For me, Astra Alliance was the obvious choice of training providers, with the wide range of schools, enthusiastic leaders and links with a university renowned for its teacher training... I would thoroughly recommend taking the slightly scary leap into teacher training and the Astra Alliance provides a great starting point towards a brand new career!

Amber Finn, Physics Trainee Astra SCITT

The course is well researched, resourced and organised and it offers a wide range of teaching experience. My journey of attaining a QTS was a real eye opener. All the centre-based training was valuable and I have built a good source of knowledge on how to teach every child. Looking forward to a bright future thanks to Chepping View SCITT.

Emma, Chepping View SCITT