Become a teacher with Harris Initial Teacher Education

Are you considering teaching?

Are you a successful graduate, either straight from university or a career changer who can bring industry and subject expertise into the classroom?

We offer year-long primary and secondary teacher training programmes to graduates and career changers joining the teaching profession through our Harris School Direct programme, offering a strong support network and exciting environment in which to train. We have combined the best elements from a range of training routes to ensure that our beginner teachers leave the course feeling supported, confident and well-prepared.

All our teacher training courses lead to QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) and 60 Masters Level credits, giving you access to first class training, invaluable school and classroom practice and learning on the job at a placement in one of our 49 academies.

Benefit from bespoke weekly training days in Bermondsey with your fellow trainees; tailored subject-specific training days; personalised mentor and team support and a second placement in a contrasting school environment, as well as earning a salary on the job or training bursary, subject to eligibility, as you train.

Find out more about the course here.

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Why Harris?

The Harris Federation has built a reputation based on a family of academies that, across the board, are setting standards of excellence and fulfilling high expectations. We have an outstanding record of success in providing excellent education for young people and trainee teachers. We are experienced in delivering high quality CPD training for school leaders and are committed to ensuring that trainee teachers receive the best training, support and preparation, allowing them to work in schools effectively.

With us, you will always be encouraged to innovate, to try new things and to do what suits the education of the children and teenagers we serve. We have a culture of sharing best practice and finding ways to say yes to what works best for you in your academy, department or classroom and in nurturing your career.

The staff in our academies are united in providing a brilliant education for all children and sharing a commitment to leading excellent practical teacher training.