Teacher Training at CJS

We offer a school-led route to qualified teacher status for high quality graduates.


What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-led teacher training pathway that offers a route into teaching. Trainees learn the art of teaching in the classroom for four days each week, guided by their mentors and one day per week studying our highly comprehensive and bespoke theoretical programme.


It is an excellent way to gain the practical skills you need to become a teacher in a school that you may then work in as a qualified 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.

What is Teach in Redbridge?

QTS or QTS with PGCE

Our school offer places for primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) leading to an award of either Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which is accepted in England or QTS with PGCE which is accepted internationally.

One of Three Lead Schools

Churchfields Junior School is one of three lead schools in the “Teach-in-Redbridge” programme accredited by Forest Independent Primary Collegiate (FIPC), co-ordinating placements and training in collaboration with Redbridge schools.

Taught by Experienced Professionals

The high quality training programme will be taught by experienced professionals within Redbridge schools. Our training programme delivers the theoretical training to complement the on-the-job training in schools.

Why train with us?

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You will be working in partnership with an ‘Outstanding’ school.

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We aim to secure for trainees the beginning of a successful career in a Redbridge school.

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We have a long-standing tradition and proven excellence in providing Initial Teacher Training.

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Opportunity to work within a professional community to provide excellence in practice and pedagogy.

What qualifications are needed?

  • UK university degree or recognised equivalent of 2:2 and above.
  • GCSE awards at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science.
  • School Direct is for high quality graduates. Career changers can bring valuable skills and experience to the profession, which they have developed since leaving university and does not have to be from an educational setting.
  • Show that you can communicate effectively in both spoken and written standard English.
  • Demonstrate that you have recent, relevant experience in an educational setting.
  • If accepted, obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure and complete DfE provisional registration requirements.
  • Meet the requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

The School Direct Route

Classroom Training — 4 days a week
Mentorship — 4 days a week
Theoretical programme — 1 day a week

Register your interest

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How to apply?

Applications to train as a teacher are made via www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training: