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Teacher Training

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Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance works with the University of Greenwich as the registered training provider for the School Direct programme. 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 the Alliance and also from the university.



We Are Here For You

Our aim is to ensure all ITT students, teachers, support staff and Early Years practitioners that use us as a provider are enthused by the quality trainers; leaving with materials, tools and ideas to use in the classroom the very next day.

If you don’t see what you need for your school/setting CPD requirements we will work with you to create  bespoke training relevant to your needs.


Our training includes:

  • NQT induction programme
  • Developing tomorrow’s leaders
  • Research projects
  • Becoming the best TA
  • Helicopter Stories
  • Risk assessment
  • Awesome environments
  • Funky Fingers (developing fine motor skills)
  • Assessment—Why? How? When? Where?
  • Children with challenging Behaviour
  • Language acquisition
  • Developing children as writers
  • Developing children as mathematicians
  • Writing moderation workshops
  • Know your data and preparing for pupil progress
  • Cross Curricular approaches
  • Bespoke training
  • Outside learning 


Why apply for this programme?

Do you want to undertake a programme that is very highly regarded by current students and employers for its quality of provision?

Do you have a desire to make a positive impact on a child's life opportunities?

Do you have the ability to motivate and engage children?

Do you want to acquire a deep understanding of how children learn and of the primary curriculum?

Are you committed to continuous self-improvement?


By studying this programme, you will become a confident, competent and effective teacher with the skills and knowledge to teach within the primary phase. Applicants for this programme can apply for the 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11 age range.

You will develop your practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to successfully work with children in a range of settings/primary school within the Alliance and its partner schools and acquire the ability to plan, teaching monitor and assess children's learning. You will also develop an understanding of the National Curriculum and the learning needs of children. You will acquire an awareness of factors that may influence the progress and wellbeing of learners, particularly in urban environments, and develop the professional values and practice needed to meet the broad demands of the teaching role.


How to apply

If you wish to apply please click here and apply on the UCAS website.



Contact details

Abenaa Opong

Early Foundations Teaching School Alliance, 140 London Road, Northfleet, Kent, DA11 9JS


Call: 01474 567869

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