We have a vacancy for an Administration and Finance Assistant for 25 hours a week. Details can be found on the Sponne School website by clicking on the following link:

Train to Teach

We provide PGCE courses validated by the University of Leicester in:
•    Primary (General) course
•    Biology
•    Business Studies
•    Chemistry
•    Computer Studies
•    English
•    Geography
•    History
•    Mathematics
•    Modern Foreign Languages
•    Physical Education
•    Physics

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership is an experienced school-centred initial teacher training consortium with nearly 20 years experience training teachers in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. Working with a close network of primary and secondary partnership schools, most of our trainees live in the Northampton and the Milton Keynes area and the scheme is very conscious of its role in training local people for employment in their home area.

‘The well-established partnership of good and outstanding schools that are committed to ensuring trainees enter the profession as good or better teachers.’ – Ofsted 2013

We aim to give trainees, whom we refer to as Associate Teachers, as much practical experience of working in the partnership schools as possible. Each Associate Teacher’s work and programme of study is supervised by a Mentor who will take a close interest in your development as a teacher and colleague. This part of the course is complemented by a general professional studies programme provided in co-operation with The University of Leicester.

‘The collaborative team of expert school-based trainers and managers that supports the development of trainees’ subject knowledge and practical teaching skills well.’ – Ofsted 2013

Our overall aim is to produce reflective professionals confident in applying for and starting their first jobs as school teachers. Traditionally, over half of our secondary Associate Teachers take up their first teaching posts in the scheme's partnership schools.

‘The exceptional employment rates reflect the high regard in which the trainees and training are held by local schools…Many go on to gain roles of responsibility within the SCITT partnership as mentors, subject leaders or managers.’ – Ofsted 2013

For further information on "How to Apply" go to "General Information".




The Grand Union Training Partnership,
Sponne School, Brackley Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6DJ
Telephone: 01327 350284 ext 253.
Email: training@gutp.org.uk