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Initial Teacher Training

The Professional Development Centre's programme gives schools the opportunity to lead a group of schools, working with other partners including at least one university, to deliver high quality support for teachers and leaders at all stages in their career.

School Direct - a unique way to gain Qualified Teaching Status (QTS)

The School Direct Training Programme focuses on developing teaching skills and placements in the classroom are a key component of the course. Whitefield works in partnership with the University of East London. 

The primary programme focusses on special educational needs and placements are offered in SEN and mainstream settings.

We offer both salaried and unsalaried training opportunities. The School Direct Training Programme (unsalaried) is for high-quality graduates who want to feel part of a school team whilst training. You’ll pay fees but may be eligible for a bursary.

The ‘salaried route’ is an employment-based path for high-quality experienced graduates. You will earn a salary while you train. Find out more, including available placements