Aspire Teaching Alliance

Train to be a teacher with Castle Hill Infant School!

Are you interested in training to be a teacher? Then why not train with us?!

Castle Hill Infant School is a School Direct partner in Aspire Teaching School Alliance. The Alliance is currently recruiting trainee teachers for the School Direct Programme 2021-22. 

Aspire Teaching School Alliance was formed in November 2014, led by  Overton CE Primary School (a National Teaching School).

Aspire’s vision is the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, which aligns perfectly with ours, and we are proud to belong to this partnership. The Alliance is committed to the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers in order to meet the needs of our locality.  We have a strong partnership of schools in North Hampshire and our diverse alliance of schools has been involved in delivering high quality teacher-training for many years.  We are now able to offer a route into teaching through our School Direct Programme which will begin in September 2021.  The application process begins in October 2020 through UCAS. 

Below is a list of all Aspire’s School Direct Partner schools. Click on one to take you to their website.

School Direct

School Direct is a school-led teacher training programme.  School Direct courses are designed by a group of schools in partnership with a university. A School Direct course lasts a year and trainee teachers will train in at least two schools.

This course offers a brilliant option if trainees want to train and learn ‘on the job’. Trainees will be part of a team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors.

If you are interested in training to become a teacher, please come in and speak to us or visit the Aspire website at  for more information. Thank you!