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Teaching Staff Vacancies

We currently have a vacancy for a Teacher of Graphic Design (With potential for Subject Leader for the right candidate).

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Support Staff Vacancies

We currently have no Support Staff Vacancies

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We currently have vacancies for Cleaning Staff

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Teacher Training places 2019-20

Recruitment for Astra SCITT salaried (QTS-only) and unsalaried (bursary led/fee funded QTS and QTS with PGCE) training places for 2019-20 is now open, via UCAS. Details of all our programmes, across all Astra partner schools, can be found on our Astra website. Astra has recently (November 2018) been judged as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in all four categories for initial teacher training. The full Ofsted inspection report is available via the Astra website or Ofsted website. Subjects specifically being offered at Dr Challoner's Grammar School, via the unsalaried/bursary-led route, are: Art; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Computer Science; English; History; PE Generous, tax-free bursaries are available for some subjects - for more information see Bursaries and funding.

As well as awarding QTS through Astra’s weekly core training programme, the SCITT also works with Goldsmiths, University of London for the optional PGCE ‘top up’ qualification, worth 60 Masters credits.

Since 2013, the Astra partnership has considerable experience of training teachers and recognises and values the enthusiastic contribution that they make to our school communities. Employment rates for trainees are high and outcomes and completion rates are also well above national benchmarking figures. Expert staff in our schools share their knowledge and good practice to ensure that trainees are well supported to develop into good and outstanding teachers. We also aim to ensure the right trainee is matched to the right school for both the main and second teaching placements.

To find out more, please contact a member of the Astra SCITT team via / telephone 01494 787573. Please also see our Astra prospectus. Details of forthcoming open days and events can be found on the 'Astra website.

More information about SCITT/School Direct teaching routes can be found at:

Get Into TeachingUCAS website

We also offer school experience visits for both primary and secondary - please contact Gill Byrne at