The Astra Teaching School and Astra School-Centred Initial Teacher Training provider (SCITT) is committed to providing outstanding learning opportunities for all through training, support and action research. We work with over 30 schools and organisations across Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, and our vision is to achieve and deliver:
Excellence; Collaboration; Support; Innovation
Working with the Institute of Education, UCL, we provide both QTS and PGCE training for new entrants in local primary and secondary schools, offering a wide range of subjects for both salaried and fee-funded / bursary-led places. For existing teachers, the wide range of our popular continuing professional development programmes demonstrate our commitment to high-quality, low-cost training for teachers at every stage of their career. We also work in collaboration with other Buckinghamshire Teaching Schools as part of the TALENT Network, providing exciting leadership development opportunities, with generous subsidies available for non-selective schools.