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Why teach in London?

The West London Teaching School Alliance is part of a small working group at the Greater London Authority (GLA) that has contributed to the setting up of the 'Teach London' portal to promote the advantages of training and teaching in London and to provide an interactive map of training vacancies. [Link to be added]  Extracts from the portal are included below and in tabs on the left:



Starting salary

For newly qualified teachers in inner London (+25% than rest of UK)




(92%) schools

rated good or outstanding (outstripping the rest of the country)




Teacher training

courses currently available in London




In a job inside 6 months

Newly qualified teachers get jobs when they want to


London has more good and outstanding schools than any other region in England. Indeed in recent years the city has become something of an international beacon in education.  London is a world leader in narrowing the gap between how children from rich and poor backgrounds perform at school.

We have more Teaching Schools in London than anywhere else in England.  These offer the highest quality training, development and support to new and experienced school staff.  They lead alliances to spread the learning to more teachers in other schools.

There are endless opportunities to build your career as a teacher in London, from leadership to becoming a head, to carrying out reserach.

London is also a great classroom to inspire teachers and students alike.  We have a wealth of green spaces, World Heritage Sites and some of the most famous museums and galleries on the planet - all offering a myriad of ways to enrich teaching and learning.

'London is the greatest city in the world in which to live, to work and to study.  It is no wonder that thousands of graduates choose to stay in the capital to teach and to inspire the next generation of Londoners.  Teachers have a huge impact on young Londerners' lives.  I urge you to consider London as a place to train to be a teacher and play your part in nurturing and inspiring our capital's young talent for generations to come'