Chiltern Hills Academy A Church of England Academy

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to 'Live life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)

School Centred Teacher Training


Chiltern Hills Academy partners with  Astra School Centred Initial Teacher Training to offer school based teacher training. Working closely with Bath Spa University, Astra offers the PGCE and QTS routes into teaching.

Over the last ten years, over 550 graduates have gone on to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through Astra, which works with approximately sixty local primary, secondary and special schools.

Whether a recent graduate or a career switcher, Astra training is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to be a successful classroom teacher, who is an expert in their specialist subject. (PRIMARY: ‘an expert in primary education’)

Astra is able to support you as you apply and make your first steps into this challenging, varied and rewarding career, with regular open evenings and school taster placements available for those considering teaching. 

For further information and details of training commencing next summer, please contact Astra via or visit the Astra website.