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Become a Teacher

Are you interested in training to become a primary school teacher?


The Stour Federation is committed to supporting the training of new teachers coming in to the profession. Working in partnership with the Gateway Alliance and the University of Warwick we provide placements and training opportunities for those training to teach. We offer these through the School Direct teacher training programme within our school. School Direct is a school-led Initial Teacher Training (ITT) programme that provides a fantastic experience if you want to train and learn ‘on the job’.


You’ll be part of our school-based teaching team from the very start, receiving intensive support from experienced teachers and mentors. You will access an outstanding academic programme of study at the University of Warwick which will support you to understand the theory behind teaching whilst developing and practising your skills in school. 


We can also provide short-term experience placements for those considering teaching as a career. 


For more information please speak to us in school or visit the Gateway Alliance School Direct Partnership website at



Primary (School Direct Training Programme – fee paying)

  • Shipston Primary School - 1 place
  • Acorns Primary School - 1 place
  • Brailes C of E Primary School - 1 place


You can get more information and apply on the UCAS website:

To apply for the Gateway Alliance programme please search for provider name: Gateway Alliance (Midlands). Our partnership website ( will be updated with relevant information about our programme and how to apply.


For more information about our partner the University of Warwick please visit their website.