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 are partnered with Portswood Teaching School Alliance, the Wildern Partnership SCITT and Southampton University Partnership Alliance.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance 

Portswood Primary School was designated a Teaching School in 2011 and is a lead School for leadership development, school to school support and research and development. Portswood Teaching School Alliance was formed in 2011 with an alliance of 60 schools.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance provides an extensive range of training programmes which offer the very best in professional development for all staff, at any careers stage, in Primary Secondary and Special Schools.

Portswood Teaching School Alliance provides a NQT Programme and NQT Accreditation for 70 plus teachers each year and extends this programme with a Second Year Teacher programme designed to build on the NQT year.

Annual conferences are organised with keynote speakers on Leadership, Early Years, Inclusions, Curriculum and Assessment.


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.


Find out more information by visiting our Partner's websites and by reading the SUPA Teacher Training brochure. 

Portswood Teaching School Alliance


SUPA Teacher Training Brochure