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Train to teach with the Grand Union Training Partnership

Who are we?

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership is a SCITT (school-centred initial teacher training) consortium with over twenty years experience training teachers in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. Working with a close network of secondary partnership schools, our trainees tend to live in and around Northampton, Brackley, Daventry and Milton Keynes and as such, the scheme is very conscious of its role in training local people for employment in their home area.

What do we do?

We aim to give trainees as much practical experience of working in our schools as possible. Each trainees' work and programme of study is supervised by a Mentor who will take a close interest in your development as a teacher and colleague. This part of the course is complemented by a general professional studies programme provided in co-operation with The University of Leicester.

What is our aim?

Our overall aim is to produce reflective professionals who are confident in applying for and starting their first jobs as school teachers.  Traditionally, over half of our trainees take up their first teaching posts in the scheme's partnership schools. At the end of the course, our trainees qualify with Qualified-Teacher Status (QTS) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which also carries it with it Master’s Credits (and can be topped up with further modules to equate to a Master’s Degree).

Quotes from Ofsted

‘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.’ – Ofsted 2013

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road



NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 7253


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