Astra Teaching School Hub, based at Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, was accredited in 2021 by the DfE to provide 'Golden Thread' support for schools in Buckinghamshire. We support the professional training and development of teachers across all school settings and provide the following services:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Appropriate Body services for Early Career Teacher (ECT) induction
  • Early Career Framework (ECF) training
  • National Professional Qualification (NPQ) training

We work collaboratively with local curriculum hubs, national providers and research institutions to deliver the above services. Expert practitioners are deployed from schools across the county to support the delivery of our training.

The map below shows our current engagement with schools across Buckinghamshire. 


“Astra was the obvious choice of training providers, with the wide range of schools, and enthusiastic leaders.  It provided a great starting point towards a brand new career!” 

“For me, it was vitally important that I worked with an institution that would push and develop me to my fullest potential.”