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Thomas Harding Junior School

Achievement Through Aspiration


Do you want to become a Primary School Teacher?


Thomas Harding Junior School  is proud to be in partnership with the Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT), an innovative, Ofsted Outstanding and non-profit organisation which provides outstanding training opportunities for new entrants into the teaching professionThe Astra SCITT is part of the Astra Teaching School Hub, accredited by the DfE as one of only 87 Hubs in the country to offer the 'golden thread' of training and support for teachers at all stages of their career.


Astra is currently recruiting Primary  trainees in the following subjects/phases across over 50 local selective, non-selective, primary and special schools for 2022-23: Primary; Primary with Maths.  Some part time routes are also available.


More information can be found on the DfE train to teach portal, as well as the Astra website, and applications can be made via DfE Apply.  

You may qualify for a generous bursary to train!

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