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Bitterne Park School

Bitterne Park School is a large community school with a strong tradition of academic achievement. As a “Good” school we work very hard to maintain our high standards and we provide an excellent education for 11-19 year olds, set within the Bitterne Park community. Our core values of Respect Believe Achieve permeate all that we aspire to be. This vibrant and positive approach is tangible in our new, state-of-the-art school.

About our school experience


The Bitterne Park Teacher Training Alliance is pleased to offer school taster mornings to individuals who may be considering a career in teaching. These events will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm and during your visit you'll have the opportunity to observe a lesson in your chosen subject area, have a tour of the school, speak to current trainees on our programme and receive advice and tips on your teacher training application. There will also be an opportunity for a Q&A session with our Director of Initial Teacher Training.

School experience is a vital part of your teacher training application and the majority of training providers require you to have it. Getting some classroom experience can also help you to decide whether teaching is right for you. It will strengthen your application and prepare you for potential interviews.

Start and finish times
09:00 to 12:30
Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos, Remove piercings, Smart casual

Teacher training

Bitterne Park School is the lead school for the Bitterne Park Teacher Training Alliance, a growing partnership comprising a diverse range of secondary schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. Our school-led teacher training programme is one-year course delivered in partnership with the University of Winchester and combines the best elements of a traditional university-led PGCE training model with the benefits of a school-centred approach. Successful completion of our course leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as contributing towards a Master's level qualification. The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an 'Outstanding' provider.

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Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must be applying to or have applied to our, or a partner school's, teacher training course
    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Dimond Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 1BU
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Not available on site

Parking is available in Dimond Road or Copsewood Road, next to the school.

Dimond Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 1BU
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

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