Train to teach with the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust invites individuals interested in a career in teaching to apply for a place on one its teacher training programmes starting in 2020.

School Direct is a year-long school-led teacher training programme, which provides valuable teaching experience alongside personalised support from highly experienced academy teachers and tutors.

The Trust’s School Direct programme for those wishing to qualify as a secondary school teacher is offered at our academies in Hastings, St Leonards and Burgess Hill. It is delivered in partnership with the University of Brighton, rated by Ofsted as an outstanding provider of initial teacher training, with places covering a broad range of subjects from Art and Design to Physics.

Our School Direct programme for those wishing to qualify as a primary school teacher is provided by the East Sussex Teaching Training Partnership SCITT, led by the Robsack Wood Teaching School Alliance. Trainee teachers are based in one of the Trust’s primary and infant academies or one of our local partnership schools, with training provided by experienced, practising teachers, tailored towards local needs.

Our Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programme is for experienced professionals who are existing employees in the Trust aspiring to become a primary or a secondary school teacher. The year-long Teaching Apprenticeship blends on-the-job school-based training with part-time university study at the University of Brighton.

The high quality of the Trust’s support and training for its teachers has been commended by Ofsted, following a recent evaluation: ‘The trust prioritises staff well-being and training. This helps to improve the quality of teaching, increases staff retention, supports succession planning and adds capacity to the trust as a whole’.

Paul Degg, Director of Teacher Recruitment, University of Brighton Academies Trust said: “We are committed to making a difference to the education of children in Sussex. To do that, we need outstanding teachers. I encourage anyone interested to contact me to find out more about the opportunities available in our academies and the role you could play in helping us achieve excellence for all our pupils.”

Caroline Thayre, Executive Principal of Robsack Wood Teaching School Alliance said: “I am passionate about teacher education and development and we pride ourselves on our longstanding reputation for providing high quality career pathways and support for trainees and newly qualified teachers. We look forward to welcoming our next cohort of new teachers to the profession in 2020.”

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Read Ofsted's summary evaluation of the University of Brighton Academies Trust