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Come and teach with us

Hampshire is a high performing and supportive place to teach, with over 90% of schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

Not to mention our vibrant towns and cities, world class festivals, miles of beautiful coastline and two National Parks. There are excellent connections to London, Europe and beyond too.
Staff in Hampshire schools feel part of something larger than themselves and their individual schools. There is a buzz of professional people talking to each other about their jobs. They show their passion for what they do.

Brian Pope
Assistant Director, Education & Inclusion


If you are ready for a rewarding career as a Teacher, schools in Hampshire are waiting to hear from you.

Look what we can offer you as a Trainee Teacher:

  • Support from experienced and knowledgeable educationalists via Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS)

  • Networks and supportive links for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), subject specialists and Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs)

  • Curriculum centres stocked with resources to assist with subject planning and knowledge

  • A vast range of professional learning programmes and resources for each stage of your career, via Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College (HTLC) – including evolving your teaching practice, developing your skills for a leadership role and supportive courses for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) students

  • Working in partnership with Teaching Schools and Initial Teacher Training providers

  • A supportive approach, with collaboration and partnership working, regardless of your school status.

  • Opportunities to develop your professional practice in a variety of schools

Returning to teaching

When you return to teaching, you bring invaluable experience with you. To make it as easy as possible the Department for Education have put together some information and resources you might find useful. See Get into Teaching.

From time to time Hampshire County Council run courses for those thinking of returning to the profession. To find out more please email

Routes into teaching

School-led routes

There are school-led training options for graduates who want hands-on training in a school. You'll get the chance to train on the job in at least two schools, learning from experienced colleagues and putting your new skills into practice from day one.

School-led courses, such as School-centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) or Schools Direct, generally last a year and result in the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Most courses include a postgraduate qualification, which is likely to carry with it Master's-level credits.

You should check the exact details of individual courses at UCAS Teacher Training.

University-led routes

University led programmes are at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Undergraduate training

There are two types of degree that lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS):

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd) degree
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees with QTS

Postgraduate training

University-led courses run full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Training includes spending time at university or college and a minimum of 24 weeks in placement schools.

For more information see our Routes into Teaching web pages.

Moving to Hampshire


Help to Buy South offers affordable options to purchase or rent a home. Find out more on the Help to Buy South website.

Isolde - Trainee Teacher
Being a teacher takes courage, enthusiasm and buckets of love. Some days are not always easy, but there will always be a moment within the day which reminds you just why you are doing the best job in the world.

Isolde – Trainee Teacher

I have always been well supported by my head teachers, and given the opportunities to prove myself. It also helps to live where the coast and countryside are close, but you can hop on a train and be in London in under an hour.

Lawrence – Deputy Headteacher

Lawrence - Deputy Head
  • Hampshire offers a choice of tranquil country villages and bustling towns and cities

  • Hampshire’s unique rural beauty spans two National Parks

  • Excellent transport links to London, Bath, Oxford and beyond

  • With its vibrant city life and wild coastline, there's something for everyone