Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Henry Maynard Primary School Primary (2VDM)

PGCE with QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Henry Maynard Training E17
Financial support

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
3 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022


Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022


Course summary

Please note: We can only accept applications from candidates currently employed in a school and where the school is willing to pay the candidate’s full salary plus training costs.

This programme leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the academic award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The PGCE is currently validated by the University of Brighton.

Trainees on the School Direct Salaried programme are employed as an unqualified teacher by the school in which they are based and learn ‘on the job’ alongside experienced teachers. As a paid employee there is an expectation that you will be able to teach classes or groups from day one and that you will be “up and running” quite quickly. You can be expected to teach up to 90% of a teacher’s timetable from September.

Trainees on the School Direct Salaried programme will attend centre-based training at Henry Maynard Primary School. Initially this will be 2 days per week but as the year progresses it will reduce to one day a week and then less frequently. The remaining days will be spent in school teaching and completing school based tasks.

School placements

When applying for the School Direct Programme, you must have a school that is willing to employ you as an unqualified teacher as we are unable to find a school for you. You will select to train in either 3-7 or 5-11 phase. In the 3-7 phase you will have one placement in EYFS and one in KS1. In the 5-11 phase you will have one placement in KS1 and one in KS2. You will complete a second placement of 6 weeks in a contrasting school. We will arrange the second placement. Our partner schools are in Waltham Forest, Islington and Hackney.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.

We will not consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We will not consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test.

Personal qualities

  • The ability to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English
  • A commitment to teach and a motivation to learn
  • Well developed personal qualities and skills such as self-organisation, resilience and reflectiveness
  • A commitment to equal opportunities
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the safeguarding of children

Other requirements

It is the duty of all schools to protect vulnerable children and adults. If you are offered a place on the programme, the school will apply for a DBS check for you. The form will contain details of any cautions, convictions, reprimands or any warnings recorded against your name (even where they would generally be considered spent), or will confirm that you have none. It will allow the school to make an assessment of your suitability for access to these vulnerable groups. Please visit:


Trainees will be paid on at least post 1 of the Unqualified Teacher pay scale. There are no fees for this course.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Henry Maynard Primary School is based in Walthamstow and, as a school, we have successfully been involved in leading teacher training for more than 15 years. We provide initial teacher training leading to the awards of QTS and PGCE (validated by the University of Brighton).

We are committed to training outstanding teachers who will serve the diverse community in North and East London. Our aim is to produce high quality teachers who are fully able to inspire, educate and nurture our local children.

We have a great track record of producing outstanding teachers, leaders and head teachers of the future. 100% of our trainees in 1920-21 secured a teaching position at the end of the course. The majority of our trainees take up NQT positions in one of our partnership schools.

Interview process

Candidates are short-listed following reference to the person specification and, if successful, are invited for interview. The interview day can take place at Henry Maynard Primary or in your own school.

During the interview you will:

  • be observed delivering a 30 minute maths or English lesson to a class or, if visits to schools are not possible, delivering a short video presentation
  • have an interview with a panel consisting of the Henry Maynard Training E17 Manager and headteachers or representatives from our partner schools
  • We will assure the fundamental maths and English skills of all applicants. Applicants will complete our internal maths and writing tests. (The tests are intended to assess your ability to communicate effectively in written English and your competence in a range of mathematical skills. Maths will be at approximately KS3 level and literacy will be an extended writing task.)

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Our buildings are accessible and we follow an equality policy in line with the Equalities Act of 2010. We welcome applications from all candidates meeting entry requirements and we offer appropriate support to applicants with disabilities and other needs. Applicants with additional needs should contact us so we can discuss how we can support them.

Contact this training provider

Maynard Road
E17 9JE

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 chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022