We are holding an Open Evening on Tuesday 28th February 2017, 5-7pm at The GUTP Training Centre, Sponne School, Towcester, NN12 6DJ.

Come along, meet our team and find out about our course and how to get into teaching.

To register your attendance please email Tracey Oakley at gutprecruitment@sponne.org.uk and include your contact phone number and the subject you would like to train to teach.


Train to Teach

Are you trying to get into teaching?

We provide PGCE courses validated by the University of Leicester in:
•    Primary (General) course
•    Biology
•    Business Studies
•    Chemistry
•    Computer Studies
•    English
•    Geography
•    History
•    Mathematics
•    Modern Foreign Languages
•    Physics

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership is an experienced school-centred initial teacher training consortium with nearly 20 years experience training teachers in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Working with a close network of primary and secondary partnership schools, our trainees tend to live in and around Northampton, Brackley, Daventry and Milton Keynes and as such, the scheme is very conscious of its role in training local people for employment in their home area.

‘The well-established partnership of good and outstanding schools that are committed to ensuring trainees enter the profession as good or better teachers.’ – Ofsted 2013

We aim to give trainees, whom we refer to as Associate Teachers, as much practical experience of working in the partnership schools as possible. Each Associate Teacher’s work and programme of study is supervised by a Mentor who will take a close interest in your development as a teacher and colleague. This part of the course is complemented by a general professional studies programme provided in co-operation with The University of Leicester.

‘The collaborative team of expert school-based trainers and managers that supports the development of trainees’ subject knowledge and practical teaching skills well.’ – Ofsted 2013

Our overall aim is to produce reflective professionals who are confident in applying for and starting their first jobs as school teachers. Traditionally, over half of our secondary Associate Teachers take up their first teaching posts in the scheme's partnership schools.

‘The exceptional employment rates reflect the high regard in which the trainees and training are held by local schools…Many go on to gain roles of responsibility within the SCITT partnership as mentors, subject leaders or managers.’ – Ofsted 2013

For further information on "How to Apply" go to "General Information".





The Grand Union Training Partnership,
Sponne School, Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext 253.
Email: training@gutp.org.uk