The Training Provider
The Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance have been instrumental in successfully leading the School Direct Programme in Partnership with the University of Greenwich for the past 5 years. The university has a long history of teacher training, going back over 100 years at the Avery Hill Campus. Employment rates are consistently above national and London averages. Training is delivered by highly effective teachers from both our Alliance and also from the university. Northfleet Nursery School is an outstanding Early Years provider designated as a Teaching School by the National College. This designation entitles us to lead Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and professional development for all practitioners. Trainees who have trained with Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance have been successfully employed within our alliance and wider partners. The majority of trainees have been judged as good to outstanding and making progress towards leadership roles within their schools. Of these trainees some have gained international employment.
Our ethos is heavily embedded in nurturing and supporting trainees to have high expectations of themselves and the children that they will be teaching.
We also have international links with Sweden and India. Students will be offered the opportunity to visit placements in Swedish pre-schools.