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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

Please click on the link below to see the dates for the next set of virtual information sessions for prospective School Direct applicants:


These remote sessions 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