Train to Teach

Applications to train to teach with Aspire Teaching Trust open via UCAS on Tuesday 9th October 2018. 

AspTraintoteachire Academy Trust operate the Aspire Teaching Trust (ATT), recruiting and training teachers across our Aspire schools. Our training programme in partnership with the Ofsted Outstanding Cornwall SCITT,  follows the primary (3-11) School Direct Unsalaried route, offering a wealth of hands-on experience in at least two Aspire schools, with successful completion leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Teacher training with Aspire offers expert knowledge and guidance from a range of committed teachers and practitioners from which to learn, with an invaluable support network as you become part of the Aspire community. Our staff are dedicated, giving high-quality mentoring to trainees to help them reach their teaching potential. Aspire schools span across Cornwall with a wide range of settings – and we continue to grow. You could train in one of the most forward thinking multi-academy trusts in the country. We recognise talent and hope to produce outstanding system leaders of the future, offering multiple career opportunities and specialisms. Aspire also puts staff wellbeing at the forefront so trainees would immediately have access to a range of benefits and support.

With Aspire Teaching Trust you will be part of a supportive, exciting and high-quality family of Primary academies. Where better to learn how to become an excellent teacher and future system leader?

Further information on teacher training with us can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Train to Teach - Detailed Brochure

Information Sessions

Applications process

UCAS Information Codes




Information Sessions

Aspire Teaching Trust hold a series of informal information sessions for prospective trainees to find out more about training to teach with us. This is the ideal opportunity to visit us, find out more about what we have to offer as well as to chat informally about the programme. We currently have the following dates arranged for these sessions:

3rd October 2018    1.00pm—3.00pm  Tintagel School
11th October 2018 3.15pm—5.15pm    Shortlanesend School
2nd November 2018 9.00am—11.00am  Penryn Primary Academy
1st February 2019    1.00pm—3.00pm Connor Downs Academy
5th March 2019 3.15pm—5.15pm  Indian Queens School
15th March 2019 9.00am—11.00am  St Breock School


If you would like to attend any of the above sessions, you can drop us an email at to let us know.




The recruitment cycle for teacher training applications opens in each Autumn term and remains open until places are filled – usually into the Spring term or early Summer term. Applications must be made via the UCAS website, with successful applicants invited to an interview and selection process before being placed in our schools.

Your application should demonstrate your skills and any relevant experience you may have that will support you to train as a teacher. Tell us why teaching is your career of choice.

Following successful completion of the interview and selection process, applicants may be offered a conditional place to train with Aspire Teaching Trust; trainees must complete the mandatory Professional Skills Tests for Literacy and Numeracy no later than 8 weeks prior to beginning the course. These tests are run at test centres locally (the same as where you might have taken a driving theory test), with candidates able to attempt each of the tests three times with no charge. After this, there will be a charge to candidates, however there are unlimited attempts to pass. For further information please visit the Department for Education website.



UCAS Information Codes

To find us on UCAS, search for Aspire Teaching Trust using the search function. Our full UCAS details are listed below:

Training provider code name: A2783

Training provider code: 2HB

Training programme code: 38KY

Trainees may be eligible for financial support to help cover the tuition fees and associated costs during the training year from Student Finance England. Up to date cost details are available from UCAS and funding information is available from Student Finance.