Why train with us?

Why train with us?

We believe that the best place for trainee teachers to learn how to become excellent classroom practitioners is in a school.  TSAT’s Teacher Training allows you to train to be a teacher by spending the majority of your time in a school environment. You will receive high quality support and training from skilled teachers who are passionate about education.  By being part of a school from the very first day of your training, successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop a long-term career pathway within education.



TSAT’s Teacher Training Partnership

Our Primary partner schools are: Our Secondary partner schools are:
All Faiths Children’s Academy
Cedar Children’s Academy
Isambard Brunel Junior School
Meon Infant School
Meon Junior School
Meredith Infant School
Moorings Way Infant School
New Horizons Children’s Academy
Newbridge Junior School
Penhale Infant School
The Gordon Children’s Academy
Goodwin Academy
Holcombe Grammar School
The Maritime Academy
The Portsmouth Academy
The Rochester Grammar School
The Victory Academy


First-rate training programme

As an accredited provider of Initial Teacher Training and a national teaching school, we can provide you with a first rate professional training experience. All of our placement schools have significant experience in delivering Initial Teacher Training and are able to provide you with a consistently high quality setting during your training period and beyond.


Excellent employment opportunities

It is expected that successful trainees will go on to work within their host school or group of schools.


A sound induction programme

In order to help you prepare for the year ahead you will be invited to attend an Induction Programme in June for one week.  This is a great opportunity to bond with your fellow trainees and to share your ideas and experience with them.


High quality mentoring

You will be allocated a mentor who is a subject specialist and will offer you personalised support and guidance throughout the training year. You will meet with your mentor on a weekly basis, setting short and long-term targets and reviewing your progress against the Teachers’ Standards that form the basis of your training.


Alliance based training

Your training pathway will follow a bespoke and carefully devised Professional Studies Programme, delivered by our very best practitioners, one day per week. Training sessions take the form of seminars, lectures or workshops and focus on the development of both subject knowledge and pedagogical expertise. Placement schools also offer a professional development programme, which you will be able to access when in school, to further support your development.


Contrast between host and second placement schools

As we have partnerships within a diverse range of both secondary and primary schools, we can offer you the chance to train within contrasting settings, thus greatly enhancing your training experience.


Networking and cross school development opportunities

Working within a successful partnership of schools means that you will be provided with opportunities to share good practice and visit other schools, thus benefitting from the expertise of a wide range of highly skilled professionals.