27th February 2018

Teach In Redbridge

Training Teachers for the Future

This video was created to celebrate School Direct, which is a school-led training route into teaching and an excellent way to gain QTS and the practical skills you need to become a teacher. It enables those who have just finished a degree, or have been working in a career for many years to combine teacher training with actually doing and learning on the job.


This one-year course is based in one school for the majority of the year with a short contrast setting placement. Candidates learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors. Host schools are able to offer insights into their successful practices and induct trainees in line with the best of current teaching. Part of the course is theory based and there is formal training on one day a week. School Direct requires a full time commitment of 5 days per week from September to July and trainees are expected to participate fully in the everyday life of the schools in which they train.


The three lead primary schools in the “Teach-in-Redbridge” programme accredited by Forest Independent Primary Collegiate (FIPC) are Gearies Primary, Churchfields Junior and Mayespark Primary. The high quality programme is being taught by experienced professionals within Redbridge schools. We offer both salaried and core school direct (unsalaried) routes into teacher training, which have QTS status. The salaried route is offered with a salary of point 1 on the unqualified teacher scale (pro rata). This partnership delivers the theoretical training to complement the on-the-job training in schools.

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