We provide a broad ranging curriculum, whilst ensuring that children learn to speak, read, write and count at a level which will give 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 a number of training routes to become a primary teacher and have 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 through the year so that prospective teachers can see what we do, see www.getintoteaching.education.gov.uk.
Overview of Our Programs
We offer unsalaried School Direct placements to graduates in partnership with London Metropolitan university which lead to Qualified Teacher Status within a year. Applications can be made through UCAS.com, Teacher Training, searching for Viridis Schools.
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 and a 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 a school as an unqualified teacher while you learn on the job with an inner London salary of £22,849. We also offer the possibility of being employed by the school as a teaching assistant in the Summer term to support your induction.
If you’re currently working as an unqualified teacher, 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 to work towards 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.
For more information on the Teaching Apprenticeship Programme, please see below:
Update: 6th June 2021
We are experiencing a very high number of applications for apprenticeships for the academic year 2021 – 2022. We have a maximum of six apprenticeship spaces and two vacancies remaining. Please read ALL course requirements carefully to ensure you meet the standard required before application. As this is a salaried route, this requires applications that robustly meet the criteria set out in the application pack. Experience working in a primary school setting is strongly desirable.
Please only email the Train to Teach email with enquiries that cannot be answered by reading the application pack. We will not consider any direct applications through email, all applications must be made through UCAS.
The apprenticeship application route will be be open for two weeks from the 7th June 2021 – 28th June 2021.