Aspire Teaching School Alliance was formed in November 2014. Overton CE Primary School is a National Teaching School and the lead school of the alliance. Aspire’s vision is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.
We aim to achieve this through:
Training to become a teacher through School Direct:
What is School Direct?
School Direct is a school-led teacher training programme. School Direct courses are designed by a group of schools in partnership with a university. A School Direct course lasts a year and you will train in at least two schools.
Why choose School Direct?
This course offers a brilliant option if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’, and you shouldn’t worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. That means you won’t be teaching classes unsupported until the school thinks you’re ready.
Why choose Aspire Teaching School Alliance?
Aspire Teaching School Alliance is committed to the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers in order to meet the needs of our locality. We have a strong partnership of schools in North Hampshire and our diverse alliance of schools has been involved in delivering high quality teacher-training for many years. We are now able to offer a route into teaching
through our School Direct Programme which will begin in September 2016. The application process begins in October 2015 through UCAS.
Below is a list of our School Direct Partner schools:
Overton CE Primary (Lead Teaching School)
Ashford Hill Primary School
Castle Hill Infant School
Chiltern Primary School
Great Binfields Primary School
Kempshott Infant School
Kings Furlong Junior School
Longparish CE Primary School
Manor Field Infant School
Marnel Junior School
Merton Junior School
Oakley CE Junior School
Old Basing Infant School
Park View Junior School
St Anne’s Catholic Primary School
University of Winchester-Accredited Provider
For more information on becoming a teacher, visit
www.overtonprimary.co.uk and click on Aspire Teaching School Alliance
Merton Junior School is a School Direct partner in Aspire Teaching School Alliance. The Alliance is currently recruiting trainee teachers for the School Direct Programme 2016-17.