Initial Teacher Training


The application window is now open to apply for Teacher Training commencing September 2016.  Application is through UCAS.  For more details please call 01252 724562 or email

Achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for both Special Needs and Mainstream Primary Education

School-to-School Lead School, the Ridgeway Community School, a 2-19 age special school in partnership with i2i Teaching School and the University of Chichester

Research An alliance of special and mainstream primary schools across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire

CPD Highly regarded bespoke training package

Succession Supportive, qualified and experienced mentors

To find out more, please contact Jayne Moore, Head of School and Debra Ward, Teaching School Lead at

Really enjoying the course; it is very well organised and all staff members are easy to approach – Katie

Thinking of Teaching?

Come to one of these free, informal information events.

8th November 2016 

26th November 2016


For further information, including how to register your interest please visit Search for provider led, regional events in the SE or contact the above schools .


The programme we offer is a 1 year School Direct PgCE with the University of Chichester.
The training is a full academic year from September to July.  The first term you would be based in a Special School, the second term in. mainstream primary school and the third term back in the original Special school.  As well as being in the classroom there is 4 weeks plus, at the University of Chichester for subject and professional studies.  In addition there are currently 3 assignments to be completed.  During the Autumn term and Spring term there is one day a week Professional studies, half a day at Weydon (mainstream secondary school in Farnham) and half a day with a special school perspective, usually at Ridgeway.

Applicants should have a 2:1 degree, plus English, Maths and Science GCSE, recent experience in a Primary school and have completed the skills tests prior to June of the year that training will start in September.

Applications are through UCAS, which opened on 18th October.  We have a limited number of places for September 2017, so if you are interested, I urge you to apply as soon as possible.