Isle of Wight Initial Teacher Training
Primary IoW PGCE with QTS
In March 2017 we received additional funds from the DfE to support primary training and recruitment on the IoW. Working in partnership with IoW primary schools and the University of Portsmouth, we have successfully recruited 10 trainees for September 2017.
Join us and train on the Island whilst working in partnerships with an outstanding teaching school and HEI. On successful completion you will achieve a L6 PGCE and QTS, validated by the University of Portsmouth.
Attend one of our Island based Train to teach events
Want to be a Primary teacher and train on the IoW? We have training vacancies from September 2018 UCAS Code 34JF
Come to our
‘Train to Teach’ information event
26th September, 18th October, 22nd November 2017
31st January, 28th February 2018
Venue: Hunnyhill Primary School, Forest Rd, Newport, PO30 5SH
- meet our IoW tutors and Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance Director
- we have over 10 years’ shared experience delivering excellent School Direct teacher training
- train in an IoW school 4 days a week
- train 1 day a week on the island with experienced IoW Tutors
- on successful completion gain a L6 PGCE with QTS
- share best practice and resources with our partners the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, Solent Maths Hub and the University of Portsmouth
These events will give you the opportunity to receive advice and ask us questions about our programme, entry requirements and availability.
Find out further information on the steps you’ll need to complete via UCAS Teacher Training. Search UCAS for Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance 1DR code 34JF
Go to the UCAS portal Applications open on 26 October 2017 for places starting September 2018.
The training programme
The training is for one year and starts in September. Trainees are based in an Island school 4 days a week and attend Island based training on day 5. They will also have the opportunity to meet and train with their Portsmouth teacher trainee counterparts, so they can share practice, pedagogy and experiences.
Mark Snow Head teacher at Barton Primary School said
“Working with the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance, we have interviewed and recruited some really strong candidates including experienced Learning Support Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants. It is encouraging that as an Island we are able to ‘Grow our own teachers’ for the future. At interview all candidates demonstrated their exciting potential to be excellent classroom practitioners. The interview process gives a real insight into the teaching profession and I look forward to seeing how our new recruits grow into the role”
Alison Attwell an HTLA who has successfully gained a salaried place
“ I started my journey towards teaching in 2014, enrolling as a full time (mature) student on the foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies. Supported by my Head teacher, I am just about to complete my BA (Hons) so I was well on the way to becoming a teacher. Then I heard teacher training had stopped on the Island for 2017, I was devastated. My prayers were answered when the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance (PTSA) confirmed that the Department for Education had given them a contract to support training on the Island. I am extremely fortunate that my school can support a salaried training place which allows me to train in my school and on the Island. It couldn’t be more perfect!”