Hurstpierpoint College | Teach Hurst - our pioneering 3 year programme

Teacher Training Programme (Teach Hurst)

What is our ‘Teach Hurst’ programme?

One of the keys to our success has been excellent staff. The college has made a point of recruiting and training individuals – who have the potential to become outstanding teachers – straight from university or those who have had initial careers in other areas.

Our pioneering three-year ‘Teach Hurst’ programme is the result of a considerable investment of time and money. The programme is fully-funded and includes sponsorship of PGCE and NQT training, a starting salary of £22,560 per annum (currently under review), free on-site accommodation (if required) and free meals (term time only).

We are always on the lookout for well-qualified graduates/undergraduates, across a variety of subject areas, to be part of our programme.

In essence our programme consists of:

Year 1 Building classroom experience, knowledge and pedagogy through observation and class teaching on a reduced timetable.

Year 2 A fully funded, in-school, PGCE course

Year 3 NQT Year

Throughout this time we offer close and supportive mentorship, and a CPD programme.

To find out more about the Teach Hurst programme, please email Michelle Zeidler, Director of Professional Development and Performance, at

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