You are considering embarking upon a challenging career. Developing children's social, personal and intellectual capacities is a responsible and rewarding task. The quality of your initial training is of paramount importance in developing the acquisition of effective teaching skills.

Hillborough Junior School and the Pioneer Learning Trust are working in partnership with the Shire Foundation, as the DFE accredited Teacher Training provider, and with a cluster of primary schools to offer school-based teacher training.

There are 2 courses available for 2021 entry,:


1.  The tuition fee PGCE validated by the University of Buckingham. This can be studied over 1 year, or as a part-time 2-year option (Training Programme Code 2HL2 or AE45)

2.  The School Direct (salaried) route which can be QTS only or with a PGCE (Training programme codes: 2HKY or AE28)


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Mrs. Jane Morrissey

(Office Manager)


Mrs. Tracey Murphy


The Shire Foundation

Hillborough Junior School Campus

Hillborough Road

Luton Beds


Tel. Shire Admin:

01582 522121



Trainee Teacher

Personal Specification

Work Pattern 


Work Context

Teacher 3-7 Years

Work Pattern 


Work Context

Teacher 5-11 Years

Trainee Teacher

Role Description


Shire is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects all trainees to share this commitment. All those applicants offered  a SHIRE place will be required to undertake a enhanced DBS  check.


Careful consideration is given to every applicant regardless of ethnic background, religion, age, disability or gender.

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