The Trust, which also runs Twyford CofE High School, William Perkin CofE High School, Ealing Fields High School and Ada Lovelace CofE High School, will start running as an initial teacher training (ITT) provider for West London from September 2024.
Lesley Mackenney, head of Teach West London which is based at Twyford CofE High School said: “We know we have something really special to offer individuals who are motivated by the challenges and rewards of teaching. We believe that one of the best ways to train future teachers and leaders is to immerse them in high achieving schools and provide them with a curriculum, designed and delivered, by current leading practitioners.
Ms Mackenney added: “From day one, our trainees will be in their placement school, where they will have the opportunity to learn from the excellent practice they witness and have an immediate impact on their school community. Our trainees will also learn from experienced lecturers in education through undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) qualification with St Mary’s University. West London is home to some of the highest achieving schools in the UK.
Dame Alice Hudson, CEO of Twyford CofE Academies Trust added: “We are proud to offer high quality training that supports teachers to develop and progress throughout their career. The support we provide doesn’t stop once you’ve completed your initial teacher training year. Teach West London also provides valuable support through its Early Careers Framework provision for teachers in the earlier stages of their teaching careers and National Professional Qualification (NPQ) courses for those progressing into middle leadership and beyond. For successful applicants there is great potential for career advancement in West London schools”.
Dharmini Shah Director of ITT at Teach West London revealed that people from all backgrounds can become teachers: “Teaching isn’t a one-size fits all career – all sorts of people can become great teachers. Whether you are an undergraduate, recent graduate, teaching assistant, or career changer, we are looking to recruit talented people who have the potential to become excellent teachers and are committed to making a lasting difference to the lives of young people. By joining Teach West London, you’ll become an integral part of a vibrant, committed, and forward-thinking community that values education as the key to brighter futures, for you and your pupils.”
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