Get into Teaching

All of our schools participate in teacher training programmes and realise the importance of training the next generation of teachers to the highest of standards.

Secondary education

Bath Spa University runs a programme called ‘Schools Direct’ which operates through West Wilts Alliance, of which Lavington is a member school. This programme provides a training opportunity in two of seven excellent schools located in West Wiltshire, and leads  to a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) qualification.

Other courses

In addition, Bath Spa offer a number of different routes into teaching, such as ‘Teach First’, Secondary level PGCE, and SCIIT.  Please see their website for more details. Other universities also offer a variety of programmes, for example, the University of Gloucester, or UWE (University of West England).

Primary Education

There are several routes into primary teaching operating in the local area, for example SCIIT programmes, PGCE courses in Primary and Early Years Education for graduates, and degree courses (BA hons with PGCE).