Teacher Training Vacancies

“Wherever God has put you, that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it”

Mother Teresa


St George Catholic College is committed to continuing professional development for all staff and this is reflected in the vision and ethos of the college. This commitment is extended to aspiring and newly qualified colleagues. We aim to provide high-quality placements for trainee teachers, contributing to quality teaching for the future.


ITT at St George Catholic College provides:

  • A varied and high-quality learning experience for ITT students
  • An opportunity for trainee teachers to be supported and challenged effectively in their professional development.
  • Professional development opportunities for staff.
  • An effective link with higher education institutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

Many staff, both teaching and non-teaching, will have contact with trainee teachers at some point during their placement. This may be a supporting role or they may have direct input into the trainee’s experience and development through providing training, working in a particular department or providing mentor support. It is important that all staff who work with trainee teachers deliver a consistent and coherent message about teaching and learning and policies and practices. The provision of ITT is a shared responsibility between college and university.

Allocation of Placements

The Professional Mentor will work with heads of department and subject mentors to ensure that trainee teachers are placed in departments that have the capacity to support the trainee teacher without negatively impacting on the progress of students and workload of staff. The Professional Mentor will liaise with ITT institutions to ensure that trainee teachers are allocated in good time for the start of each placement.

Reviewing ITT Provision

ITT provision will be reviewed and developed through:

  • Meetings with staff involved in ITT (T&L hubs)
  • Meetings with all professional mentors three times a year delivered by the university
  • Meetings with trainee teachers (professional themes)
  • Meetings with university visiting tutors (observations)

Current Partnership Arrangements

Currently, St George Catholic College is associated with the following ITT providers and Universities, placing students on PGCE courses:

  • Bitterne Park School Direct
  • Southampton University 
  • Winchester University
  • Chichester University (Through Bitterne Park)
  • Portsmouth University

If you would like further information on how to apply to become a teacher, then please click through the links for Bitterne Park School Direct and Southampton University below.

Bitterne Park School Direct  https://www.bitterneparkschool.org.uk/train-to-teach/welcome

Here is the page with details on the School Direct courses BP offer, entry requirements and details on how to apply: https://www.bitterneparkschool.org.uk/train-to-teach/trainee-teacher-vacancies. They  have a page on Fees, Funding and Bursaries for the teacher training programme at: https://www.bitterneparkschool.org.uk/train-to-teach/trainee-teacher-vacancies/fees-bursaries-and-funding

Further information about teacher training at Southampton university can be found here https://www.southampton.ac.uk/education/postgraduate/itt.page

If you would like to become a teacher, and want to work with us and have anymore questions please contact sdrummond@stgcc.co.uk