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Aspire Teaching School Alliance

Aspire Teaching School Alliance was formed in November 2014. Overton CE Primary School is a National Teaching School and the lead school of the alliance.  Aspire’s vision is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.


Aspire Teaching School Alliance is committed to the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers in order to meet the needs of our locality.  We have a strong partnership of schools in North Hampshire and our diverse alliance of schools has been involved in delivering high quality teacher-training for many years.  We are now able to offer a route into teaching through our School Direct Programme and are currently recruiting for September 2017.  The application process is already open through through UCAS. 


Below is a list of all Aspire’s School Direct Partner schools. Click on one to take you to their website.



School Direct

School Direct is a school-led teacher training programme.  School Direct courses are designed by a group of schools in partnership with a university. A School Direct course lasts a year and trainee teachers will train in at least two schools.


This course offers a brilliant option if trainees want to train and learn ‘on the job’. Trainees will be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors.


If you are interested in training to become a teacher visit the Aspire website at


They have several events taking place over the next few months. If you would like more information, representatives from ASPIRE will be in the following locations:


Information Day

Please visit the stand in Portchester Square, Festival Place from 9am-7pm on Saturday 25th March.  No appointment necessary.


Information Evenings and Application Workshops

Each of these sessions will include

  • School Direct Primary Programme Information
  • An opportunity to meet representatives from partner schools

  • A workshop on what makes an excellent application stand out

  • Opportunities to ask questions or discuss individual queries.

No appointment necessary.


Information evenings will take place on:

  • Monday 28th March 6pm-8pm, Merton Junior School, RG24 9HB

  • Thursday 27th April 6pm-8pm, Kings Furlong Juniors, RG21 8YJ

  • Monday 22nd May 6pm-8pm, Oakley CE Junior School, RG23 7JZ