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Initial Teacher Training

In collaboration with over 50 partner schools and three universities we are training 64 trainees in 2017-18.  We hope to recruit well over 100 School Direct trainees for 2018-19.


Please click on the vacancies tabs above. These will give you access to our list of  vacancies where you can click the green button to get full programme information including pen portaits of the schools that you can choose to train in; entry requirements; the selction process etc.  Separate tabs provide dates for teacher training recruitment fairs and open days; information on how to apply (through UCAS); a simple explanation of the different routes into teaching, clarifying what ‘School Direct’ teacher training actually means and its advantages including the different salaried and unsalaried options; an explanation about different qualification outcomes; information about finance, entry requirements and links to all our partner school websites. 

See also a separate tab above about the advantages of teaching in London.

All applications are made through UCAS which is open right now! Feel free to phone our Teaching School office if you have any queries:

Alex Dijkhuis 0208 748 7600 (exn.290)

Pippa Currey 0208 748 7600 (extn.466)  .


If you are a school considering involvement in School Direct with us, please click on the relevant school tab above, to understand more about why this is so popular with our schools; its particular advantage in terms of recruitment; what funding you receive; and what’s involved. 

Other training routes: Many schools are currently being sent emails from private organisations offering a whole range of different training routes.  We can look into any of these on your behalf. We are building up a resource comparing the advantages and disadvantages of different routes including looking closely at teacher apprenticeships.