SUPA – Teacher Training at The Stonehenge School

The Stonehenge School offers a range of opportunities and experiences for those who wish to join the profession. We provide a highly supportive environment, with a well-organised training programme that has helped many successful students to enter into the world of teaching. We view this as a highly important part of what we do as a school in supporting the future of education in the local area.


There’s never been a better time to train to be a teacher.

Teacher training is better, more varied and more targeted at the needs of the young teacher than ever before. And when you do qualify salaries are attractive – average starting salary is around £23K and a Head can earn as much as £113K.

Good teachers are in demand and there are excellent employment prospects; 9 out of 10 new teachers, who want to teach, found teaching jobs in the first 12 months.

No other profession gives you the opportunity to share the passion you have for your subject with so many people, so often.

And teaching offers the chance to take on responsibility early in your career.

There are two main routes that are offered at The Stonehenge School for teacher training:

Provider led

This is a conventional PGCE course based at one of the local universities with placements available at The Stonehenge School. We have links of this nature with several higher education establishments and if this is the route you are interested in you should apply directly to the University of your choice.

School Direct

The Stonehenge School is involved in partnerships with other local schools and the University of Southampton in providing non-salaried School Direct teacher training placements. We are involved in the SUPA (Southampton University Partnership Alliance) Salisbury alliance and offer training in a wide variety of subjects each year.

Please use the following link for the SUPA teaching alliance where more information about the course structure and the schools involved in the partnership can be found –

Applying for a place 

For September 2016 the alliance will be providing places for the following subjects. Applications can be made via the UCAS website using the following codes:

Provider name Provider Name of training programme CODE Training Location
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Computing 2VHH Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ English 2VHJ Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Mathematics 2PS5 Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Physics 2PS6 Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Chemistry 2PS7 Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Physical Education 2PS8 Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ History 2PS9 Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Geography 2PSB Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Biology 2VHG Main Site
SUPA Salisbury 1FZ Modern Languages 2VHK Main Site

Course Structure

This training programme is similar in structure to the provider-led PGCE course at the University. The main difference will be the attachment each trainee will make with their home school which will involve an initial three weeks of induction and a guaranteed second placement. The content of the training year is broken down as follows:

Term 1

In September trainees will spend approximately three weeks following an induction programme in their home school. This should afford opportunities to visit local primary schools and gain 6th Form experience, as well as gaining an understanding of the systems and functions of the home school. Trainees will then attend approximately two weeks initial training in the University. This will be followed by the rest of the term in their second placement school as well as attending University training days.

Terms 2 and 3

In January, trainees will attend the University for further training for approximately two weeks and will then begin their teaching placement in their home school. They will remain there until the end of June whilst they complete a personalised programme.

During this time, trainees will return to the University from time to time for regular training days.

There is a wide range of contrasting schools within the alliance which ensure a broad experience.  For more specific questions and details of bursaries available please contact

You are welcome to visit our school and this can be arranged by emailing Jo Hockley at

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