We provide a broad-ranging curriculum, whilst ensuring that children learn to speak, read, write and count at a level which will give them every chance of success. Despite their challenging contexts, our schools have established a highly collaborative and successful way of working supported by continual self-evaluation and improvement. We are committed to ensuring that all children get the best possible primary education.
Our schools share robust systems that ensure a consistently high quality of teaching including effective professional development for our team at all stages in their career. Our curriculum is rich, innovative and inclusive and as a result, we have achieved many awards and quality marks that benchmark our provision against the best.
We are always interested in the benefits of working with other providers as well as forming short or long-term partnerships, and we can offer a wide range of expertise and experience. Whether you are seeking to start a career in teaching or are a school seeking external support or CPD for staff, we have a range of ways in which we can help. If you would like to know more about what we offer, please explore the information provided here, or contact us for an informal conversation.
Routes into teaching:
In partnership with London Metropolitan University, we offer training routes to become a primary teacher with a strong track record of success. Many of our current staff trained with us before embarking on a successful teaching career.
Why train with us?
Our new staff are supported each step of the way. We have many success stories to share, with a number of our teachers having trained and worked with us for several years. We also offer School Experience Days throughout the year so that prospective teachers can see what we do.
Overview of Our Programs
We offer unsalaried School Direct placements to graduates in partnership with London Metropolitan University which leads to a Qualified Teacher Status within a year. Applications can be made through https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-teacher-training
The Viridis Schools Partnership is working with London Metropolitan University to offer a Postgraduate Apprenticeship Programme for prospective primary school teachers. This is school-led, employment-based, postgraduate initial teacher training which leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). It is an alternative to a traditional full-time university course, offering a postgraduate-level qualification, no tuition fees, and the opportunity to earn while you learn.
You will be employed by Viridis Schools as an unqualified teacher with an inner London salary. We also offer the possibility of being employed by the school as a teaching assistant in the Summer Term prior to the course start to support a smooth induction.
If you are currently working as an unqualified teacher, higher level teaching assistant or hold the ambition to be a Primary School teacher and hold a degree, this route offers new opportunities for career progression, plus higher earning capacity, recognition, and status.
You’ll receive a combination of classroom teaching and off-the-job training as you work towards a Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our unique training partnership with London Metropolitan University will also prepare you for a PGCE qualification with face to face training at University along with independent tasks.
With Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship programmes, you won’t need to pay any tuition fees. You’ll be employed by a school full time, as an unqualified teacher and your tuition fees will be met from the apprenticeship levy at no cost to you.
Our applications for September 2024 start are now live! Please ensure you thoroughly read the information pack which contains answers to all frequently asked questions, including how to apply.