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Geography is ultimately the study of anything over space.  With such a wide remit and endless learning, if you enjoy working with children and have an interest in the world and how it works, then there is no better career.

Ben Bingham, Geography Teacher Weydon School

Do you...

  • Have a passion for Geography and want to inspire young people to learn about the world and the people that live in it?

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

  • Have a positive outlook and the energy and resilience 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 equivalent) Grade C/4 and above in English and Maths 
  • A Level Geography is highly desirable
  • Honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant subject - we do consider trainees who do not have a degree in Geography if you have evidence of strong subject knowledge, experience in a career relating to Geography or a strong Geography A Level.

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 Geography and support your learning to teach the complexities of the Geography 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.

Next Steps And How To Apply

  • Come and see us to find out more at one of our numerous Events
  • Apply to our School Experience Programme and visit one or more of our schools to observe lessons and talk to current teachers
  • Applying for teacher training in Geography need not necessarily be held back due to weaknesses in subject knowledge. You may still be able to train to teach (and be eligible for the bursaries they attract) by building up or refreshing your existing knowledge with a fully funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programme.
  • Find out what Funding and Financial support is available
  • Fill out our Enquiry Form
  • Apply now to the i2i Teaching Partnership via Department for Education 
    • Provider code: 24X
    • Geography Programme code: 2XM3

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. .

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

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