Teacher Training Routes Through AVTP

Aylesbury Vale Teaching Partnership is a Lead Hub School for Astra Alliance SCITT

This year we are thrilled to be offering bursary led/fee funded and salaried QTS only and QTS with PGCE training places for 2019-2020 in partnership with the Astra SCITT, recently judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in all categories for initial teacher training. The full Ofsted inspection report is available via the Astra website (www.astra-alliance.com).

For 2019-2020, the following training places are available:

Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, MFL, Music, PE, Physics and Religious Education

Schools that you can carry out your training placements in through AVTP are:

Aylesbury High School, Aylesbury Grammar School, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Cottesloe School, John Colet School, Mandeville School, Princes Risborough School, Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, The Grange School and Waddesdon CE School.

As well as awarding QTS through Astra’s core training programme every Wednesday, the SCITT also works with Goldsmiths, University of London for the optional PGCE qualification, worth 60 Masters credits.

Since 2013, the Astra partnership has considerable experience of training teachers and recognises and values the enthusiastic contribution that they make to our school communities. Employment rates for trainees are high and outcomes and completion rates are also well above national benchmarking figures. Expert staff in our  schools will share their knowledge and good practice to ensure that trainees are well supported to develop into good and outstanding teachers. The programme is structured to allow trainees to develop the skills required to teach the subject that they are training in and to develop specific expertise for making a distinctive contribution to practice in their setting. We also aim to ensure the right trainee is matched to the right school for both main and second teaching placements and our interview process is rigorous and enjoyable.

Please click here to access the ASTRA prospectus.

If you would like to apply to train through AVTP please go to the Applying To Train Through AVTP tab on the left for further information 



AVTP also hosts trainee placements through the Buckingham Partnership SCITT which is based at Royal Latin School in Buckingham. The Buckingham Partnership SCITT (www.bpscitt.uk) is offering bursary led/fee funded QTS and QTS with PGCE training places for 2018-2019 in the following subjects:

MFL, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Maths, English, Geography, History and PE.

Trainees meet weekly at the SCITT’s dedicated training centre based at the Royal Latin School for training sessions delivered by outstanding practitioners in their field. Bursaries of up to £30k are available. For those already working in a school with substantial teaching experience the SCITT also offers the Assessment Only route, offering you the chance to gather a portfolio of evidence against the teachers standards to gain your QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). If you are a qualified teacher and want to develop further subject expertise and be qualified to teach Maths, MFL or Physics, the TSST (Teacher Subject Specialism Training) route is the option for you. The Buckingham Partnership prides itself on developing trainees both academically, professionally and pastorally. The SCITT works closely with all our trainees to ensure the course meets individual needs.

If you would like to apply to train through the Buckingham Partnership SCITT please go to www.bpscitt.uk for further information