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Teaching Staff Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a Teacher of German

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Support Staff Vacancies

We currently have no Support Staff vacancies

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We currently have vacancies for Cleaning Staff

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Teacher Training places 2020-21

Recruitment for Astra SCITT salaried (QTS-only) and unsalaried (bursary led/fee funded QTS and QTS with PGCE) training places for 2020-21 is now open. Dr Challoner's Grammar School are offering main placements (unsalaried/bursary led/fee funded) in Biology, Chemistry, English, Geography, Mathematics, PE and Physics. The full range of placements being offered across all of our Partner Schools can be found here as well as via this page on our Astra website.

As well as awarding QTS through Astra’s weekly core training programme, the SCITT also works with Goldsmiths, University of London for the optional PGCE ‘top up’ 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 share their knowledge and good practice to ensure that trainees are well supported to develop into good and outstanding teachers. We also aim to ensure the right trainee is matched to the right school for both the main and second teaching placements. In November 2018 Astra was judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in all four categories for initial teacher training. The full Ofsted inspection report is available via the Astra website or Ofsted website.

To find out more, please contact a member of the Astra SCITT team via hello@astra-alliance.com / telephone 01494 787573. Please also see our Astra prospectus. Details of forthcoming open days and events can be found on the 'Astra website.

More information about SCITT/School Direct teaching routes, including how to apply, can be found at:

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We also offer school experience visits for both primary and secondary - please contact Gill Byrne at gby@challoners.org.