School profile

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 Community; Achievement; Respect; Relationships and Enjoyment permeate all that we aspire to be. This vibrant and positive approach is tangible in our brand new, state-of-the-art school.

Bitterne Park School is the lead school in the Bitterne Park Teacher Training Alliance, a partnership of 14 secondary schools across Hampshire and Wiltshire working with the Universities of Southampton, Winchester and Chichester to offer a one-year School Direct teacher training programme which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as well as contributing towards a Master's level qualification.

About our school experience

Details

The Bitterne Park Teacher Training Alliance is pleased to offer school experience visits to individuals who may be considering a career in teaching. These events will run from 9.10am to 2.30pm and during your visit you'll have the opportunity to drop into some lessons in your chosen subject area and also find out more about our teacher training programme.

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
09:10 to 14:30
Dress code

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

Teacher training

Bitterne Park School is the lead school in 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 Direct training programme is one-year course, delivered in partnership with the Universities of Southampton, Winchester and Chichester which leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) as well as contributing towards a Master's level qualification. We feel our programme combines the best elements of a traditional university-led PGCE training model with the benefits of a school-centred approach. Our partner universities have a long-established record of excellent initial teacher training.

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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

Date School phase Experience type
9 March 2023

Secondary

Spanish, Physics, Music, Maths, History, Geography, French, Chemistry, Biology, and Art and design

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Location

Address
Dimond Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 1BU
Map showing Bitterne Park School
Parking

Not available on site

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

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Address
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.

Subjects
  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish