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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 potential trainees for September 2019. 


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


ASPIRE the Teaching School Alliance have information sessions for graduates interested in training to become a teacher

These will be held remotely this year on the following dates:


Virtual Information Sessions via Zoom 

We would love to 'virtually' meet you if you are interested in training to become a teacher and want to find out how Aspire can help.


We will be hosting a series of remote sessions that will include:

  • A short opening presentation about Aspire’s School Direct programme and vision
  • Advice on what makes a strong application
  • Opportunities to ask questions

To attend the session and receive your remote link access invite, please email us via


Session Dates/Times

All via Zoom

Tuesday 23rd March 2021    6pm-7pm

Tuesday 30th March 2021     8am-9am

Thursday 22nd April 2021    6pm-7pm

Tuesday 4th May 2021         8am-9am



Opportunities throughout the year


School Experience Days

Spend a day or more with us at Overton CE Primary to find out what teaching and learning is like in a busy primary school!  You will also receive information about our School Direct programme.

You can contact us by email or telephone 01256 770249 to arrange this.


To attend the session and receive your remote link access invite, please email us via



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