Reception: 01235 520173

Admissions: 01235 530593

Executive Assistant to the Headmistress: 01235 546502

Bursary: 01235 520657

Joint Bus Service Co-ordinator: 01235 546565

St Helen and St Katharine, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1BE

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Training Opportunities

Trainee Teachers of Modern Languages

Required from 28 August 2019

This one-year course is a combination of academic training and placement in schools in Abingdon and the environs, which offers qualified teaching status (QTS) and a post-graduate certificate in education (PGCE).

We are looking for in the region of ten trainees. Training will be delivered through two in-school placements. Typically, one will be in a maintained school, and our current partners include: Didcot Girls’, Larkmead and St Bartholomew’s. The other placement will be in an independent school, and our current partners include: Abingdon, St Helen & St Katharine and Radley College.

A good honours degree or a recognised equivalent qualification with a high level of fluency in French, Spanish or German is required. A second language is an advantage and access to language enhancement courses may be available/encouraged for the right candidate. There are training opportunities in other languages at different geographical locations through the NML SCITT.

Further details can be found on the information sheet (available to download here), with the application process fully explained at

Initial expressions of interest for placements through St Helen & St Katharine should be made to John Hunt, Director of Staff ( We will be running a number of taster days in the new year for those interested in the opportunity and/or in the process of applying.