Aspire – Train To Teach

Are you interested in training to become a teacher? We can help!

St Mark’s CofE Primary are excited to be part of the Aspire Teaching Alliance. This is a group of local schools who have formed an alliance to provide high quality, on-the-job training for those wanting to go into primary school teaching. The programme is fully accredited by the University of Winchester, and successful candidates gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), as well as a PCGE.

We are running information sessions this term. This will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the following locations and dates:
21 Sept – Overton CE Primary – RG25 3ES
19 Oct – Great Binfields Primary – RG24 8AJ
23 Nov – Kempshott Infant School – RG22 5LL

12 Dec – Overton Primary School – 8am – 9:30am – RG25 3ES
11 Jan – Old Basing Infant School – RG24 7DT

To find out more, speak to Mr Applegate, or visit


“My school and mentor have been amazingly supportive and encouraging.”


“Training within the Alliance on a Friday meant I could implement things straight away on the following Monday and improve my practice.”


“This year has prepared me well for my NQT year-my confidence has grown enormously.”


“It’s a great way to learn and you’re part of a team straight away. There is a great range of training along with strong and consistent support.”