Drama Teacher Training in Surrey and Hampshire

'You are involved  in school right from the beginning'  i2i Trainee

Do you...

  • Have a passion for Drama and a desire to inspire young people to put the arts at the centre of their learning?

  • Have an innate ability to communicate and relate to young people?

  • Have a positive outlook and the energy and resiliance to tackle challenges?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Entry Requirements

Alongside your passion and drive we require the following qualifications:

  • GCSE (or equivialant) Grade C/4 and above in English, Maths and a Science

  • A Level in your specialist subject is highly desirable

  • Honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant subject - we do consider trainees who do not have a degree in Drama if you have evidence of strong subject knowledge, experience in a career relating to Drama or a strong  Drama A Level.

How To Apply

Please apply to the i2i Teaching Partnership through UCAS here

UCAS Provider code 24X

UCAS Programme code: 2XM6

Places on our teacher training programmes are highly sought after and so you should submit your application as early as possible. Our team is here to help you navigate this process and to answer any questions you have. 

Why train with us?

Socially, we often ger asked "what do you do?" We think a better question would be "WHY do you do what you do?" Over half of our current trainees would answer by saying their why is to "transform lives".

At the i2i teaching partnership we are passionate about ensuring students have access to the best possible education. By supporting you in your training year, and into your career through ongoing professional developement, we know that you will help us achieve that vision and transform the lives of the next generation. We have a passion for, and deep knowledge of, the subjects we teach and a conviction that with hard work, belief in ourselves and each other, a sense of belonging and care, the amazing is possible. 

What makes an i2i teacher?

I2i teachers inspire the next generation

2 qualifications - PGCE and QTS (plus option of QTS only)

Immersed into the heart of school life from day one, i2i trainees learn from outstanding teachers who will encourage you to be the best you can

Tailored, flexible and responsive training programme ensures you build your skills, confidence & knowledge step-by-step

Every Trainee has a committed and dedicated Mentor to guide and support you on your journey, celebrating your highs and supporting you through the inevitable lows!

Academic professional studies and pedagogy delivered by current expert teaching practitioners at our Ofsted Outstanding lead school underpin your practical learning 

Continued professional development through our teaching school alliance and career progression are embedded into our culture

High potential for a career within the partnership - we are not just training you as an outstanding teacher but we are investing in your future - 100% of our 2017-18 Trainees were employed as teachers at the end of their training year.

Extra-mile - we go the extra-mile in everything we do to ensure you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to transform lives

Regional network of partner schools offering diverse and exciting training opportunties

How the i2i training programme works

Training takes place one day per week at Weydon School, Farnham, Surrey. Training is divided into Professional Studies and Subject Studies. Professional Studies focuses on more general aspects of teaching such as behaviour management, feedback, mastery and differentiation whereas Subject Studies considers these issues in the context of Drama and support your learning to teach the complexities of the Drama curriculum.

For the remaining four days of the week, you will be based in your host school. Here you will begin the term by observing teachers teach a range of classes that you may eventually be teaching yourself. You will have opportunities to teach small groups within classes, take small episodes within lessons and gradually build towards taking whole lessons and then a series of lessons. By Christmas of the first term you will be teaching around 60% of a Newly Qualified Teacher's timetable. Throughout this time, you will have mentor within your host school. Your mentor will support and coach you, helping you improve and gain confidence. Each week, you will return to Weydon for the next phase of training and for an opportunity to reflect on progress.

For more information about school-led teacher training read our blog.

What to do next?

Join the i2i team and start your journey to transform, lead and inspire the next generation with us.

What our Trainees say

What were your considerations when choosing a teacher training provider?

The lead school’s professional reputation, how many other school’s were included in its partnership, and whether it provided a place for my chosen subject.

How did the Weydon Programme match your needs?

Rather than undertaking a traditional PGCE I was looking for a programme where the majority of the training was school-based. I wanted to immerse myself in a school environment and spend most of the training year in that one school; helping me to develop relationships with students and staff, and an understanding of that particular school’s practices and routines.

How supported did you feel during the lead up to application and the application process?

Regular contact from the course administrator was both informative and reassuring and made me feel welcomed as an applicant.

What would you recommend about the programme?

The support from the staff that run the training has been very comforting, similarly having a strong one-to-one relationship with my in-school mentor has been a massive help, knowing that he is there to guide me along my training. As well as having regular contact with other trainees, to be able to share experiences with them.

John Bridger

(John has been employed as a teacher at Woolmer Hill School and has now taken up an international post teaching in Nairobi, Kenya)