Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Initial Teacher Training

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, and working at Oasis Academy Sholing, then we are pleased to say that we work with with a number of different partnerships: Southampton University Partnership Alliance (SUPA), Southampton University, Wildern SCITT, Researchers in Schools and Teach First.

For more information please see below:


Southampton University Partnership Alliance (SUPA) is a unique collaboration which combines the expertise of highly experienced teachers in secondary  schools across three counties (Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire), with the renowned academic support of the education faculty at the University of Southampton.

​Their training programme allows you, as a trainee teacher, to develop strong links with your home school from the very beginning, along with regular academic input from the University of Southampton.

​With the SUPA experience, you will spend the first weeks of your training in your home school. You will get to know your new colleagues, and your new school, before experiencing the work of another school for three months.

Your main practice in your home school will be from January to June. Throughout the year, you will also attend the University of Southampton with other trainee teachers. This gives you access to the best training available and to a network of trainee teachers who can support and help you.

Researchers in Schools – The Brilliant Club

The Researchers In Schools programme offers a tailored route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates. It is specifically designed to utilise their academic expertise to the benefit of pupils, schools and universities. The course involves teaching practice alongside leading a research based programme with students from the academy which aims to encourage them to apply for university places. 

The programme is designed to run over three years, with the third year being optional. In the first year trainees spend time learning from outstanding practitioners in school how to plan, prepare and reflect to improve their own practice.  Participants spend maximum time in the classroom enabling them to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and completing their Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) years in Years 2 and 3.