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School Direct

Welcome to the Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership, which comprises of:

  • Hurst Community College, Hampshire
  • Little Heath School, Reading
  • Prospect School, Reading
  • Theale Green School, Reading
  • The Willink School, Burghfield, West Berkshire

As a Partnership, we pride ourselves on our teaching and the strength of our teacher training programmes.  We have many years’ experience supporting trainee teachers with our talented ITT Co-ordinators, mentors and supportive Leadership teams.  Successful School Direct trainees will be based in one school, but will meet with other trainees across the Partnership and have the opportunity of placements in our variety of different educational settings.

School Direct is a one year programme that enables aspirant teachers to train full-time in schools.  For further details on School Direct please access the Teaching Agency’s website:www.education.gov.uk/teachschooldirect.

The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership is working with the University of Reading as a training provider, an alliance that is well established, strong and successful.  The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership have a great deal of experience supporting trainee teachers with the University of Reading;  many trainees continue at our schools after their Initial Teacher Training, completing their NQT years and developing their careers further.   For more details on the University of Reading and School Direct please click here:

School Direct - University of Reading | External Website

For entry in 2016-2017, the Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership will be offering places in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Drama
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • History
  • Geography

There are strict application criteria for applicants to this programme. All applicants must have GCSE A*-C passes in GCSE Mathematics and English; have a second class upper division degree (or better) in a relevant subject (certain subjects may have some flexibility on this).

The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership offers a number of benefits where appropriate. For an Information pack, please contact: 

 Name School Email  Telephone
Sonia Edwards Prospect School sedwards@prospect.reading.sch.uk 0118 9590466 ext.346
Matthew Hunt The Hurst Community College matthew.hunt@hurst.hants.sch.uk 0118 9817474
Sarah-Jane Bee Little Heath School sbee@@littleheath.org.uk 0118 9427337
Aysha Stone The Willink School astone@willink.w-berks.sch.uk< 0118 9832030
Emma Appleby Theale Green School eappleby@thealegreen.w-berks.sch.uk 0118 9302741