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.


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.”