Our teacher training is community-focusedrelationship-driven and uses innovative techniques to rapidly develop the practice of our trainees.

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How does the Reach Teacher Training programme work?
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Schools Direct

Each week you’ll spend four days in your main placement school: inspiring students, learning from colleagues, and gaining valuable experience. On the fifth day, you will receive world-class training.

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QTS and Optional PGCE

Across the year, every trainee works towards gaining Qualified Teacher Status and all trainees will have the option of also working towards a PGCE remotely through Bath Spa University if desired.

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Course costs

Currently, completing the QTS only route costs £8,250 and the QTS with PGCE costs £9250. These tuition fees can be paid using Student Finance for those that are eligible.

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Reach Teacher Training Bursaries (up to £10k) are available in addition to government bursaries and scholarships. Many trainees are eligible to apply for a maintenance loan on top of these bursaries.

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Innovative Approach

We use a system of deliberate practice to enable trainees to make rapid progress. We use outstanding practitioners from across our network as mentors and to deliver guest lectures on their area of specialism.

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Community Driven

Our trainees are fully embedded in the school and broader community to deeply ground their practice. We firmly believe that cultivating strong relations with students, staff and families is crucial.

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Core requirements for programme:

To complete Teacher Training, you also need to:

  • Have a grade C or above in Maths and English language GCSE; 
  • Hold (or will hold) an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent); 

To train as a Primary Teacher you must also have a grade C or above in science GCSE. To be a secondary teacher, you must ideally have a degree strongly related to the subject that you wish to teach (failing this, a related A-Level or equivalent may be considered in special circumstances e.g. if you wish to teach Maths but your degree is in economics, you would normally be required to have a Maths A-Level).


The Reach Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and offers are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The trust is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.


To learn more about each course and to apply, click on the relevant link below:

To get in contact - email reachteachertraining@reachacademy.org.uk or call Reach Academy office via 0208 893 1099.

Additional information
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Application process

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Course content and structure

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Testimonials from our alumni

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To get in contact - email reachteachertraining@reachacademy.org.uk or call Reach Academy office via 0208 893 1099.

This Schools Direct Teacher Training route is accredited by South West Teacher Training.

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