a brighter future

Welcome to
Teach London South East

Our Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course is a school-centred ITT route leading to qualified teacher status (QTS), with the option to add a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). The PGCE is validated and awarded by the University of East London (UEL), our partner university. 

Our ITT course will help you to:

  • Gain QTS and an optional PGCE

  • Develop knowledge, understanding and practice of your chosen phase and subject

  • Develop research-based teaching and learning practice to use in the classroom

  • Gain knowledge of different school contexts through practical experience in the classroom

  • Develop the ability to reflect critically and think on your feet

  • Gain knowledge and develop skills of effective teaching and learning by following our curriculum which embeds the DfE’s ITT Core Content Framework

Our course will help you to gain research-informed, knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, with opportunities to practice in the classroom and develop your teaching skills, coached by well-trained, expert colleagues.

 Our Programme is flexible and we offer Full-time and Part-time.


We hold regular online open events, all of which are advertised under the open event tab on this website.  The links to join are included and there is no need to pre book your place - just click on the link at the time specified and we will be delighted to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

With a balanced approach to practical teaching and theory, you will gain the skills to become a reflective and forward thinking practitioner and ultimately an outstanding teacher. We offer a fantastic opportunity to learn alongside truly inspirational teachers in London, in exciting and diverse learning environments. From the start of the year, the programme allows you to quickly become immersed in school life and be part of the Teach London South East Community. We aim to offer a superb pathway into career development with on-going support.

Our partnership includes several schools mainly based in Orpington,  many of which are schools belonging to SOLA (South Orpington Learning Alliance), with The Highway Primary School as the lead school. You will train in a main school and then have an additional, contrasting placement to give you a rounded programme. We have a focussed programme of training sessions which are led by experts from across our partnership schools. Each Trainee is supported by an in school mentor as well as a Tes pathway tutor; these highly experienced teachers will guide and focus you throughout the programme and beyond.

Call us on 01689 827990 or register an interest here to find out more about our exciting and supportive programme.