Teach London

Training to Teach at St Peter's

At St Peter’s, we value working in partnership with teacher training organisations. Our most established partnership is with Teaching London: LDBS SCITT with whom we work in collaboration to recruit and train teachers on the School Direct programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).

Our long-established partnership with the LDBS SCITT has enabled us to train many outstanding teachers, some of whom have gone on to work within our school.

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a school-based route into teaching. As a School Direct trainee training with our school and our ITT provider, Teaching London, you’ll learn alongside inspiring, passionate teachers with outstanding pedagogical knowledge. You will be trained to become a successful, confident and effective teacher, and will be equipped to teach in a dynamic and vibrant primary school. You will undertake entirely ‘on the job’ teacher training, allowing you to gain the qualifications and practical skills required to become a teacher.

Entry Requirements

Teaching London is seeking high quality graduates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching as a career. To find out more about our entry requirements, click here.

How to Apply

Candidates should apply via gov.uk. Course codes are available here.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be offered a conditional place.

For more information click here to visit the Teaching London: LDBS SCITT website.

What we are looking for:

We are looking to recruit high calibre candidates who have the values, qualities and attributes needed to become outstanding teachers, with the drive and motivation to succeed.

We are looking for candidates who:

· Are passionate about making a difference to the lives and development of their pupils

Have a positive outlook

Are patient and adaptable

Have good interpersonal skills

Are friendly and approachable

Are passionate about teaching

Are creative and imaginative

Have good organisational skills and excellent time management

Are reflective and strive to improve their own practice

We want our candidates to demonstrate the following qualities:

Creativity and commitment – we want to recruit talented and creative individuals, with a passion for teaching and learning across the wide range of subjects taught in a primary school along with a desire to constantly improve their own practice. We believe these qualities will underpin the work of trainee teachers as they seek to challenge and excite their pupils and enable them to develop as confident, enthusiastic and effective learners.

Good communication skills – these are at the heart of effective teaching and all applicants are expected to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Stamina and determination – Teachers in schools know that teaching demands stamina and perseverance. We are looking for applicants who show a commitment to high standards and excellence, combined with the resilience and determination required to cope with the demands of the course and of teaching.

Good role models representative of the local population – We are very interested in all candidates whose applications demonstrate the qualities outlined above and who meet our selection requirements. We aim to recruit a range of good role models representative of the local population. We are also particularly keen to hear from experienced classroom assistants, professionals seeking a career change and those returning to work after a career break.