Get into teaching

At ALNS, we truly believe teaching is a richly rewarding career, which changes and shapes lives, allowing our future generations to flourish and grow.

Our colleagues are committed to supporting trainee teachers and by working with a range of local teacher training providers and universities, we aim to ensure the highest quality of mentoring and support.

We have built a reputation for providing high quality teacher training, offering expert in-school support through subject mentoring, alongside our professional learning programme.

Admiral Lord Nelson School offers Teacher Training through the following providers: 




As a school we work with Wildern Partnership (in association with i2i Teaching Partnership*) as one of our local training partners and aim to offer teaching opportunities across all key stages, allowing you complete immersion into the school environment. 

*Wildern Partnership is excited to announce from 2024/25 they will be a Lead Partner in a new collaboration with i2i Teaching Partnership.  i2i is Ofsted rated outstanding and is a well established specialist secondary accredited training provider based at Weydon School. Wildern Partnership as a Lead Partner, will be offering high quality secondary teacher training across Hampshire and the wider area. 

Their programme offers quality teacher training across Hampshire. As a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme, this allows you to learn the craft of teaching in a school with children and experienced teachers and work as part of a team.

Each trainee teacher is supported in school by an experienced mentor along with access to dedicated teachers. Subject specialists support trainee teachers to develop their subject knowledge. Core curriculum training sessions take place at partnership schools, online and at their dedicated training centre.

If you are interested in finding out more, either for school experience days or just having chat with Wildern or SCITT staff about teaching as a career, please contact them by: 

Phone: 01489 779458

Email: [email protected]

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Working in partnership for many years, Admiral Lord Nelson School provides our trainee teachers with a welcoming and professional learning environment in which they thrive. Mentors are committed to their professional development, they support and challenge trainees in exactly the right way, keeping up to date with pedagogy, ITT national and Governmental frameworks. Many trainee teachers go on to become early career teachers at the school, or within the local community. Many progress well in their careers, having had such solid foundations to build on

Jo Anderson, SCITT Director

We have a strong, established relationship with the University of Portsmouth, regularly offering training places through our partnership with the University of Portsmouth Education School.

Find out more:

Becoming a secondary school teacher

Further Education Programme

We have a strong, established relationship with the University of Chichester regularly offer training places through our partnership with the University of Chichester Education School.

Find out more: 
University of Chichester 

Inspiring Future Teachers (IFT) is a national School Centred Provider of Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) working through regional partners to offer one-year postgraduate routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the option to study for a masters level Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE).

Inspiring Future Teachers - HISP Teacher Training is your local hub and aims to provide the opportunity to train to teach in Portsmouth. 

Scan the QR Code below to access the HISP Teacher Training Area of the Inspiring Future Teachers website

We can work in collaboration with University of Winchester. 
Find out more: 
PGCE Secondary School


What's it like to train at Admiral Lord Nelson School?

Do it! There are great opportunities in Portsmouth. If this doesn't convince you, I strongly suggest you come and observe the great teaching that goes on here.
Lukasz Plaza
ALNS has been a fantastic place to complete my PGCE and first year of my ECT induction
ALNS provides our trainee teachers with a welcoming and professional learning environment in which they thrive. Mentors are committed to their professional development, they support and challenge trainees in exactly the right way.
Jo Anderson
My ITT year was filled with exciting opportunities to develop my teaching skills in school. I was able to build relationships with staff and students, and overcome any challenges that I came across
Do it! You won't regret it – it might not be easy, but it will be rewarding!
Katie Holness
The role is very rewarding and fulfilling. Every day is different, and you will constantly learn and be challenged.
Deborah De Caen

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