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Welcome to Alban Federation, where we offer highly personalised, school-based teacher training in St Albans, Harpenden and across Hertfordshire.

Places are now closed for 2017/18 in all subjects except for Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. The next application window is expected to open in October for training to begin in September 2018 and places will be listed on the UCAS system, linked to Sandringham School and are listed under the Eastern region. We are expecting to offer both Primary and Secondary training opportunities.

An information morning for potential applicants will be held at Sandringham School on Saturday 14th October 2017.

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What are the advantages of working with the Alban Federation?

Rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ (2012), Alban Federation has a depth of experience in teacher training, and has established partnerships with a wide spectrum of excellent schools in the region.

All the secondary schools in St Albans and Harpenden are members of Alban Federation and we also work with a number of associate partners in Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. Schools have developed expertise in delivering training and providing the highest level of support to trainees. In the past two years, all trainees have secured employment as NQTs.

Sandringham School in St Albans is the lead school for the partnership and is where the head office for the Alban Federation is located.

Do you qualify?

We are keen to engage with candidates who have a passion for their subject and the learning process, whilst wanting to inspire young people to fulfil their potential. If this describes you, get in touch and let us tell you how you can fulfil yours.

Applicants are now encouraged to register their interest in teacher training via Applications will be accepted from October 2017 when the national window next opens.

Applicants must submit an application form via UCAS but should be aware of some other requirements.

A reminder that we require you to have obtained GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above (or be registered for the appropriate equivalency test) at the time of application. Primary applicants will also require GCSE Science.

You must also register and sit the Professional Skills Tests for entrants to the profession as part of the application process. 

All applicants who sat examinations overseas must have applied to NARIC for an equivalency check before applying for Federation training.


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