Teacher Training

Teacher training opportunities with the Avon Teaching School Alliance

The schools within the AvonTSA work closely with the University of Bristol, Bath Spa University and the University of Exeter to provide placements for their PGCE programmes.

We also offer placements for the NWilts SCITT based at Royal Wootten Bassett Academy.

In addition to these Initial Teacher Training opportunities, The Dean Academy, an AvonTSA member, is a proud Partner School for Teach First.  We currently have 2 Teach First participant teachers in English and MFL, with 2 further participants joining English and Maths in September 2017. Teach First offer a two year programme for graduates. Much more information on Teach First is available on their website.

We passionately believe that joining the teaching profession is hugely rewarding and you can make a real difference to the lives of young people. If you are interested in becoming a teacher then the following videos will give you some information about what to expect and the application process.

While we do not currently offer our own School Direct places, we know that gaining classroom experience is key to any application for Initial Teacher Training but getting that experience is trickier. Enquire about how you can gain classroom experience using the button below.

The links below will take you directly to the application pages for the institutions we work with.

What does a good teacher make?

This video was kindly supplied by gradcracker.com on behalf of Get Into Teaching.

How to Apply

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