Train to teach with SUPA
Thinking of training to teach? Train with SUPA Salisbury.
What is SUPA?
Southampton University Partnership Alliance. Wyvern College is pleased and proud to be working with Southampton University and schools in our local area to provide high quality teacher training in high quality schools.
The other schools that make up SUPA Salisbury are:
Avon Valley College
Bishop Wordsworth School
South Wilts Grammar School
St Edmund’s Girls’ School
St Joseph’s Catholic School
The Stonehenge School
The Trafalgar School
Why choose this route into teaching?
Firstly, it gives you a ‘best of both worlds’ approach in that you get a link with a local school for the year combined with access to the full 60 days of ITT training offered by the University of Southampton
At the university you will receive a mixture of
- Curriculum days – where trainees work with subject specialist tutors and groups of subject specific trainees.
- Professional themes days, on whole school topics, delivered by a host of guest speakers who are specialists in these areas.
Each SUPA trainee will have a home school, this would normally be decided by the SUPA group of schools in June.
As a trainee you will spend the first 2 weeks of term in September in your home school and so will be included in all staff training and induction for new staff. Following that you will join the university led course and receive a mixture of training and teaching experience (including a long block of teaching in a different school) in the term to Christmas. From January to the end of May you would be back in your home school for the second, longer placement.
The pre-Christmas placement will be in a contrasting school and organised by the university in consultation with SUPA, when necessary – the benefit of this is that it provides access to all our partnership schools – so that we can find the best contrasting placement for trainees as individuals. Please also be aware that it is a statutory requirement that all trainees teach in two schools therefore, trainees will have to complete a second placement whatever route you select.
There is a wide range of contrasting schools within the alliance which ensure a broad experience. For more specific questions and details of bursaries available please contact
You are welcome to visit our school and this can be arranged by emailing
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Mr P German