We are hosting a virtual recruitment event on 23rd April 2024 from 4.30-5.45pm for prospective trainee teachers for September 2024.

Sign up here to secure your place.

At this event you will:

  • Hear from local london training providers online, including school centred and university routes

  • Have an opportunity to speak to the providers and have your questions answered


We are hosting a face-to-face recruitment event on 21st May 2024 from 4.30-6.30pm for prospective trainee teachers for September 2024, at Paddington Academy, W9 2DR.

Sign up here to secure your place.

At this event, you will:

  • Meet local London training providers face-to-face in one space, including school centred and university routes

  • Have an opportunity to speak to the providers and have your questions answered


Our Initial Teacher Training programme is through United Teaching National SCITT which offers a one-year, school-centred, post-graduate training programme to achieve Qualified Teacher Status and a PGCE award. United Teaching also offers QTS-only routes for those who wish to train as a teacher without completing a PGCE.  

We are delighted to have been rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in our recent inspection (January 2023).

“Trainees receive the highest standards of training and education.”

“an ambitious, rigorous and extremely successful training programme”

Well-being is right at the top of leaders’ priorities”

“a strong focus on subject expertise and subject pedagogy

“Many trainees said that their mentors ‘are amazing’.”

Find out more on the United Teaching Website

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Partner schools: Become an ITT partnership school for 2024-2025

Are you looking to recruit motivated trainee teachers for your school for September 2024?  

Do you have existing support staff that you would like to develop and support through their teacher training and retain in your school?  

We are partnering with schools in our Hub region to offer places to talented individuals who are forging their careers in teaching.  

  • We recruit excellent candidates through our rigorous application and assessment process that is in partnership with placement schools 
  • We work hard to ensure that the placement is the best fit for both the trainee teacher and the school  
  • We support our teachers through the United Teaching programme to ensure that they receive high quality, research-informed training and development through their ITT year 
  • We offer a robust and full package of support to schools, mentors and trainees throughout the programme  

If you are interested in becoming an ITT partnership school or wish to nominate any support staff in your school to train on our programme, please contact us: 

Benefits of Engaging in ITT

How could hosting a trainee benefit your school?

Schools play a vital role in ITT. This is because trainee teachers must gain experience in at least 2 placement schools and receive consistent mentoring. Schools are important in hosting placements, and setting trainee teachers up for success to contribute to the workforce.

A strong pipeline of trainee teachers is key to addressing challenges in recruitment and retention in schools. Being involved in ITT can support a unique talent pipeline of trainees who may contribute to your own workforce in the future. For example, if they are successful and are offered a job at the end of their training year once gaining QTS. 

In addition, you can invest in your existing staff, developing them to support other teachers through the mentoring role. They will have access to the latest research, practice and innovation on teaching and learning.

Find out more information about hosting a trainees and the changes for 2024 through these three short information videos:

ITT Information - Summary of changes January 2024 - YouTube

ITT Information - Mentoring requirements January 2024 (

ITT Information - What are ITAPs - January 2024 (

Teacher Training providers in the Central London Teaching School Hub Region


We can offer support and advice for trainee teacher candidates in our region who are hoping to get into teaching from September 2024. In addition to United Teaching, there are several teacher training providers operating in our region that are recruiting trainees both locally and nationally. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any of the routes and options available.

Tes Institute

Tes Institute offer a number of routes into Teacher Training, including the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship

Gain a nationally recognised, Level 6 teaching apprenticeship that leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) with an optional PGCE, requires your school to pay little or no tuition fees and provides the opportunity for you to earn while you learn.

  • Gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship and QTS at no cost to you
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of your chosen phase and subject
  • Develop practical teaching skills, ideas and activities to use in the classroom
  • Gain knowledge of schools through working as a member of a school team
  • Develop the ability to reflect critically and think on your feet
  • Gain knowledge and develop skills of effective teaching and learning by following our curriculum which embeds the DfE’s ITT Core Content Framework


Tes Institute also offer a school-centred training route leading to qualified teacher status (QTS) with an optional PGCE, delivered in partnership with a number of schools in Essex, Greater London and Kent. More information can be found at their website: Initial Teacher Training (ITT) | Tes.

Ark Teacher Training

Ark Teacher Training is a provider that places trainees in schools from day one. 

There is a wide range of components to the programme that make up the training year’s structure. This includes Ark Teacher Training’s highly-rated Summer School, weekly training sessions in professional or subject studies, an in-school curriculum, placements in different schools and pastoral support when needed.

Find out more at this link here: 

Teaching London: LDBS SCITT

LDBS SCITT are a small and experienced provider, offering bespoke training within a highly supportive environment. 

They offer an Early Years PGCE as well as a Primary PGCE. 

More information can be found at their website here:

Teach First

Teach First are a national provider with opportunities to train across the country as well as London.

Teach First run a two-year programme where teachers are immersed in the classroom from day one. Trainee teachers are placed in schools that need them most, helping students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds to reach their full potential.

Find out more at their website here:

Harris ITT with National Institute of Teaching

National Institute of Teaching@Harris Initial Teacher Education

The Initial Teacher Training Programme at NIoT embraces various routes into the teaching profession. This innovative programme offers different pathways, including fee-paying, salaried, and the Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship, accommodating various learning styles and commitments, fostering a rich and inclusive environment for aspiring teachers. The NIoT’s Initial Teacher Training is a fully immersive school-centred programme – aspiring teachers will be in the classroom from the very start.

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