Train to Teach

Do you want to train to teach?Please contact the school’s ITT professional tutor Miss A. Thistlewood via email here.

Do you want to join on of the most rewarding professions? If so – we can help.

For further information about the training partners we work with please see below.


The Grand Union Teach Training Partnership

Teacher Training Scheme

Have you ever thought of a career in teaching?

The Grand Union Training Partnership has been training high quality teachers for local schools since 1997. We have a purpose built training centre at Sponne School and offer a practical, full time teacher training course in Business Studies, English, Geography, History, Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Primary (General), Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science.

Working closely with our Lead School, Sponne, we are made up of a consortium of local schools Magdalen, Campion, Guilsborough, Shenley Brooke End, Elizabeth Woodville School North and South, Moulton, Chenderit, Hazeley, and Caroline Chisholm. Over the last ten years, 80% of our Associate Teachers have gone on to work in local schools. Ofsted noted in 2013 ‘The exceptional employment rates reflect the high regard in which the trainees and training are held by local schools…Many go on to gain roles of responsibility within the SCITT partnership as mentors, subject leaders or managers.’ and that there is a ‘well-established partnership of good and outstanding schools that are committed to ensuring trainees enter the profession as good or better teachers’. Our trainees spend most of the year in one or other of our partnership schools where they involve themselves fully in school life. They also gain experience during their main teaching practice at another of our partnership schools.

Tax free bursaries are available at varying rates depending upon your degree classification and the subject you are training to teach. Other financial assistance should also be available.

Contact us now if you are interested in training to teach starting September 2019. To be eligible, you must have Maths and English GCSE at grade C or above (and Science for Primary only) and be expected to graduate with a classification of 2:2 or above in a subject relevant to the one you wish to train to teach.

To obtain more information about our course and how to apply please email us at, telephone us on 01327 350284 ext 253 or go to our website at

We are holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 30th October 2018, 5.30pm – 7pm at The GUTP Training Centre, Sponne School. To register your attendance, please email with your name, subject of interest and contact number. This will be an ideal opportunity to discuss the application process for September 2019 and to meet our team.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

GUTP Top 25% Press Release – click here

GUTP Open evening  – click here for the flyer, information also below

Thursday 30th October 2018, 5.30pm-7pm


The GUTP Training Centre, Sponne School

Towcester, Northants, NN12 6DJ

Check our website for further details and to register

Tel: 01327 350284 ext. 253



School centred teacher training that is tailored to you and your developments…

A widely respected, highly effective, ‘real school environment’, alternative route to becoming either a primary or secondary school teacher.

We offer four comprehensive training routes where young and mature students can learn how to become inspirational teachers and future school leaders.

  • School Direct Tuition Fee
  • School Direct Salaried
  • Assessment only

The Pilgrim Partnership has been providing classroom-based School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) in the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes areas for over a decade.

You may be straight out of school or university, or you may have several years of work experience behind you, but all that matters really is your desire and commitment to teach and shape the minds of the next generation.

Why train with us?

  • Personalised programme based on experience
  • You’ll be teaching in classrooms at any of the 60+ schools and academies throughout our region
  • You can choose to train to teach 3-7 year olds, 5-11 year olds or secondary students
  • There are places available for you to earn while you learn in both primary and secondary



The Pilgrim Centre, Lincroft School, Station Road, Oakley, MK43 7RE



The Tommy Flowers SCITT

The SCITT is a natural addition to the teacher training already offered by the partnership. We work with all secondary schools in Milton Keynes and many primary schools in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.  We have well established links with a range of providers and are very pleased to be working with the University of Leicester who provide validation for this qualification. In addition to providing QTS certification, The Tommy Flowers SCITT MK offers a PGCE Masters level qualification.

Take a look at our website at for some comprehensive information.

Their Information Evening is on 9th October, for more information please click here

Follow us on Twitter: @TFlowersSCITT


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Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Two Mile Ash School, The High Street, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes, MK8 8LH

 Tel: 01908 562262    Email:   Website:

The Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership are looking to recruit trainee teachers.  Please click here for their recent letter and see their flyer (left) for further information.