Brunswick Park Alliance Primary (2PMG)

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Middlesex University
Financial support

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also 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.

Age range
5 to 11
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
11 October 2022
Date course starts
September 2023


Course summary

Brunswick Park Primary & Nursery School, alongside Middlesex University, offers the salaried school direct route in to teaching. With a number of years experience, we provide in house training tailored to meet the specific needs of all trainees. Trainees will undertake a graduated increase of teaching over their 4 days in school enabling them to put their theory in to practice. Wednesdays will predominantly be University based, but can be used for other professional development opportunities such as study time or observation of good practice. During the course of the training year, the teaching experience will be split across Brunswick Park and a contrasting setting. Throughout the process each trainee will have a qualified mentor from the school as well as a link tutor from Middlesex. Our success rate with trainees and with their subsequent employment and growth within the profession is testament to the support and guidance we provide throughout the year. Inspections both locally and through OFSTED also comment favourably on our high calibre of continuous professional development and subsequent high quality practice.

School placements

The main school placement will be at Brunswick Park School, unless agreed otherwise. All partner schools are within reasonable travel distance, with the main partner schools - Church Hill and Hollickwood - a short distance away. Candidates may choose to teach within Early Years Foundation Stage (3-5), Key Stage 1 (5-7) or Key Stage 2 (7-11). During the second placement, trainees would have to undertake experience in an adjacent Key Stage.

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

We are looking for vibrant, hard working graduates to join our strong team. They must demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the profession as well as show a passion for teaching and making a difference. We also look for candidates with specific skills in areas such as music, sport and drama.

Other requirements

Whilst experience in school is desirable, we appreciate that some candidates will have had more opportunities than others. In this instance, we actively encourage candidates to come in to school (where practical) prior to commencement of the course. This may be through volunteering or even paid work where viable.


Trainees will be paid on point 1 of the unqualified teacher scale. There are no fees payable to the school.

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

Brunswick Primary & Nursery School, along with its partner schools, has a proven history of supporting graduates through their initial teacher training and beyond. The school benefits from a high proportion of teaching staff that have undertaken the course and has an experienced group of mentors to call upon. Feedback on the quality of the training received demonstrates that we are effective in providing all of our graduate trainees with both general and more bespoke professional development. As a recently formed federation, the opportunity for full time employment following completion of the course is increasingly likely. We would welcome visits to the school and would consider applicants for graduates looking for support staff roles whilst developing their school experience prior to commencement of the course.

Interview process

Candidates will be interviewed by members of the leadership team and will undertake a series of tasks throughout the interview process. To ensure suitability, candidates will be asked to complete Year 6 grammar and maths papers as well as participate in a group presentation and lead an activity with a group of children. There will also be a formal interview to complete the process. Prior to interview, it would be preferable if candidates had already successfully passed the appropriate skills tests.

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)

Contact this training provider

020 8368 3468
Brunswick Park Primary & Nursery School
Osidge Lane
N14 5DU

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

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).

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