Poole TSA

Improving education across Dorset

Get into teaching

At the Poole TSA we run a Primary School Direct Initial Teacher Training Programme in conjunction with The Learning Institute. Our vision is to develop and prepare the teachers of tomorrow with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver creative and challenging teaching and learning in the Primary setting.

We have been running our School Direct programme successfully for 6 years now. As a teaching school, we tend to have a smaller cohort of trainees. Working in a tight-knit group enables our trainees to really get to know each other and form a supportive network. We pride ourselves in providing individualised support preparing our trainees for the career ahead of them.

We are excited to announce that applications for our School Direct Programme open on Tuesday 13th October 2020! We look forward to receiving your application!

We are holding several online information sessions during the Autumn Term 2020:

3rd December @ 1pm

15th December @ 8pm

Please register your place at info@pooletsa.org.uk and joining instructions will be sent to you.

If you don’t have a degree but are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, The Learning Institute facilitate a Foundation Degree out of a hub in Poole and the Poole TSA are involved in administrating and hosting this course at Broadstone Middle School. Please visit their website for further information.

 

Information on the eligibility criteria for being accepted on to teacher training programmes can be found on education.gov.uk website.

At Poole TSA, we require a degree (in any subject) at 2:2 or above and Maths, English and Science GCSE at C or above. In terms of the GCSEs required, if you do not have the above subjects in A-C grade, don’t panic! We would recommend that either you take the relevant GCSE outside of the recruitment process, or alternatively we can facilitate an equivalency test in any (or all subjects) if you are successful at interview.

Although work experience is not a requirement, we would recommend that anyone applying to School Direct has spent some time in a school. We have already supported many successful school experience placements so if you would like us to arrange one for you please get in touch: we would love to help.

We are holding several online information sessions during the Autumn Term 2020:

20th October @ 10am

16th November @ 8pm

3rd December @ 1pm

15th December @ 8pm

Please register your place at info@pooletsa.org.uk and joining instructions will be sent to you.

If you’d like to speak to someone in person about becoming a teacher, don’t hesitate to contact us today or join us at one of our online information sessions - details above.