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Inspire the Next Generation!


Are you making use of your degree? Are you driven to shape lives and inspire the next generation? We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, including third year under-graduates, career seekers and career changers.

The North Worcestershire Teacher Training Hub work with accredited provider the University of Worcester to provide high quality, school centred teacher training.

South Bromsgrove High School leads the North Worcestershire Teacher Training Hub at Secondary level alongside St John’s Middle School at Primary level.

Find out more about Training to teach Primary by visiting the St John's website: St John's C of E Middle School Academy - Primary Teacher Training (

 ‘South’ is a good school with outstanding features (Ofsted 2023) where students enjoy learning in a way which stimulates their imagination and creativity. We maintain high standards of achievement, offer a broad and relevant curriculum, and place great emphasis on high quality learning experiences supplemented by wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities. We work alongside partnership schools who are highly committed to the training of teachers in a school-based environment.

The North Worcestershire Teacher Training Partnership has experienced subject and professional mentors who are involved in the planning and development of this school centred teacher training course. Every trainee is assigned a Professional and Subject Mentor who you will meet with regularly, to review and set targets and to support your progress.

Information Events:


If you are interested in finding out more about how to train to teach with us at both Secondary or Primary level: 

Attend our ‘Get into Teaching’ Information Evening on: 

Wednesday 7th February 2024 6-7.00pm 

Alternatively, attend one of our 'School Experience Mornings' on: 

Tuesday 21st November (9.00am - 1.00pm) 

Tuesday 12th March (9.00am - 1.00pm)

Click here to register for the events:

Find out more by emailing Professional Mentor Helen Jennings on

 The Hub works closely with our accreditor the University of Worcester. The University has a long-standing reputation for training excellent, highly employable teachers and was rated as outstanding by OFSTED in 2023. Personalised academic and professional tutoring, from a range of experienced tutors and mentors, ensures that you will be supported throughout your course and in transition from trainee to an early career teacher. Additional enhancement activities including; SEND, PSHE and Citizenship; Technology Enhanced Learning and Education in Climate Emergency are also offered by the University.  

Find out more about our partnership with the University of Worcester here:

All teacher training programmes run from September to June and incorporate two school placements along with a comprehensive professional studies programme created in collaboration with the University of Worcester which is delivered in schools by servingexperienced teachers. This supplements 4 ‘ITaP’ (Intensive Training and Practice) weeks led by the University of Worcester.

To apply for Initial Teacher Training for September 2024, please visit the DfE Apply pages using the link below. Courses can be viewed and applications started from 3rd October 2023.  Applications can be submitted from 10th October 2023 onwards.

Apply to Us

  • Art and Design Secondary (with University of Worcester)
  • Biology Secondary(with University of Worcester)
  • Business Studies Secondary(with University of Worcester)
  • Business and Economics Secondary (with University of Worcester)
  • Chemistry Secondary (with University of Worcester)
  • Computing (with University of Worcester)
  • Design Technology - Food (with University of Worcester)
  • Economics Secondary (with University of Worcester)
  • English Secondary (with University of Worcester)
  • Geography Secondary(with University of Worcester)
  • History Secondary(with University of Worcester) 
  • Mathematics Secondary(with University of Worcester)
  • Modern Languages (French with Spanish) Secondary (with University of Worcester) 
  • Physical Education (with University of Worcester)
  • Physics Secondary(with University of Worcester)
  • Religious Studies (with University of Worcester)

We also offer three school centred courses with Haybridge Alliance SCITT. For these courses QTS is awarded by Haybridge and the PGCE is awarded by Bath Spa University upon successful completion of 2 assignments. Trainees will spend a minimum of 180 days in school, working towards the award of QTS. Trainees will also benefit from the Central Education Programme Pedagogy sessions that are led by a Subject Specialist.

  • Art and Design Secondary (with Haybridge SCITT)
  • Design Technology Secondary(with Haybridge SCITT)
  • Music(with Haybridge SCITT)

What do applicants need?

An honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject area.

All entrants have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (formerly grade C) in the GCSE examinations in English Language or English Literature, Mathematics and Science (applicants must have these qualifications by the start of the course). Alternatively, we offer an equivalency test if you don’t have the required GCSE grade to apply for our courses.


This School centred training route allows you to achieve QTS and a PGCE qualification as well as credits towards Masters Accreditation. There will be opportunities to complete the Masters following your training year.

Bursaries and scholarships are available for some subjects. Visit for further details.