This ambitious school-led training programme has been designed in partnership with Middlesex University. We emphasise the importance of developing strong subject knowledge and an understanding of associated theory and pedagogy for teaching. Your training comprises an integration of centre-based training at Middlesex University with school-based training within the alliance schools. You will have an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate that you are meeting the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the training programme.
Training is designed to support trainee development in 5 core areas – behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours.
Trainees will be supported by mentors, university tutors and expert colleagues throughout their training to support their development.
Trainee teachers need a variety of experience in schools to enable them to meet all the Teachers’ Standards. You will teach children and young people in their [State age range]. from different backgrounds, as well as gaining experience of different approaches to teaching and to school organisation and management.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Mitchell Brook Primary School
Bridge Road, London, NW10 9BX
An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
We also accept equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or other appropriately accredited providers if the testing arrangements have been approved by the ITT team at Middlesex. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills.
To strengthen applications, it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience with state secondary school settings in England.
Salaried School Direct trainees are paid on at least point one of the unqualified teachers’ scale.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Compton School is the ‘Lead School’ for a range of excellent Primary and Secondary schools in North London. As a lead school, The Compton School work with The Compton SCITT and UCL Institute of Education to offer a full range of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses.
The continuing professional development of staff has been at the heart of our sustained success as an Ofsted graded Outstanding School (2018). We have an excellent track record in training, retaining and developing staff as outstanding classroom practitioners, middle and senior leaders.
Our trainee teachers train alongside The Compton School’s outstanding staff all year before qualifying as teachers. Senior teachers from The Compton School and across the partnership, who are working on national programmes of education and regularly training teachers from across the UK, deliver first class training in school each week. This ensures our trainee teachers are receiving the best and most current education and theory practice.
Our strap line states that “trainees will receive an immersive training programme where they are working alongside outstanding teachers with current and relevant experience.”
We believe that our school based route to qualified teacher status will offer you an in-depth opportunity to work in a systematic, sustained way alongside outstanding teachers.
Above all, we are committed to delivering a first class “hands on” training programme that will provide you with the foundations for an outstanding career in teaching.
Entry onto this course requires an interview. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests in teaching, and to explore why you want to study with us. At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be judged, including your subject knowledge for teaching and potential to demonstrate proficiency with fundamental English and mathematics. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work before starting the programme. During the programme, your subject knowledge and fundamental English and mathematics will be developed and assessed to ensure you reach the required level. The interview process is likely to include any of the following: task with pupils, presentation, group discussion, reading and writing tasks to probe subject knowledge, and an individual face-to-face interview. Interviewers will use the process to make judgements about your potential to be trained as a teacher in your chosen subject area and your suitability to work with children.
You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
The Compton School Summers Lane North Finchley London N12 0QG
Support and advice
For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school
experience, and access exclusive teaching events.
You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).
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