ITT/School Direct

The Teaching School provides a high quality training program with a focus on the trainees developing excellent subject knowledge and a deep understanding of how pupils learn with the aim to become competent practitioners who are able to self-reflect on their practice ensuring it is of the highest standard.

At St. Elphege's we offer the trainees support in all areas of their learning, a student mentor and a student coordinator to oversee the training program.

Our very successful eleven-year history of training GTP and RTP trainees meant that over the years, all trainee teachers have attained good or outstanding results in their training year whilst achieving QTS. All have secured employment either at this school or in other local schools.

The Teaching School works in partnership with e-Qualitas, an accredited teacher training provider to ensure that the ITT programme is successful and currently, there are three School Direct trainees based at our school.

September 2018 intake is now full.

September 2019 intake is NOW OPEN:

We have the following places for School Direct on offer for 2019-20:

  •  General Primary
    • 6 Salaried
    • 8 Tuition Fee



If you are thinking of applying for any of the above, please click here to be taken to the new Department for Education 'Find Postgraduate Teacher Training' site. You will be able to read an in-depth description of each of the courses that we offer and even apply!

Successful applicants will be placed in one of the following schools dependent on the age-range they’ve selected, with a placement of about 6 weeks in a contrasting school.


The web-links above will provide more information about each of the schools.


Emmaus Teaching School Alliance,
c/o The Federation of St Elphege's
RC Schools,
Mollison Drive,

T: 0208 6696306

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