School Direct

The TBAP Trust and Teaching School Alliance consists of 11 Alternative Provision Academies throughout England. Our trainees will gain a wealth of experience in teaching learners with additional Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) as well as understanding how to develop their pedagogy accordingly.

>Our training provider, The Pimlico-London SCITT is based at The Future Institute of Education, in the heart of London and offers an academically rigorous and school-led ITT programme. The SCITT programme was rewarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and ranked as the third best provider in the country (top in London) in The Good Teacher Training Guide 2017. As a partnership, we believe in the primacy of knowledge and that teacher-led, school based education can transform lives. Our trainee teachers learn to see themselves as the leaders of their pupils, as custodians of the best that has been thought, known, and created, and as a catalyst for innovation and transformation through the valuable knowledge and skills they will impart to those they teach.

> We believe that student teachers should be immersed in their host schools for the majority of the time so that they can benefit from the support and guidance of subject experts. Here they benefit from a mentor who will observe their progress weekly and meet with them to discuss their progress against the Teachers’ Standards. In addition, student teachers will gain their PGCE through the Institute of Education at UCL. Training at an Alternative Provision Academy will be a challenging yet highly rewarding experience. Please look at the TBAP website and Twitter feed to gain further understanding of the types of experiences you will have as one of our trainees.

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Personal Qualities

In 2017/18 TBAP TSA will have the exciting opportunity to recruit School Direct salaried and training places with The Pimlico London SCITT, accredited by UCL at The Institute of Education. To apply to train with a TBAP Multi Academy Trust placement please apply via UCAS using Training Provider Code 1FJ, The Bridge AP Academy. Please contact Head of Teaching School Alliance ( in advance of an application via UCAS to discuss the placements and training, and the demands of training on the job in an AP Academy. We are an exciting and supportive place to train and fully committed to 'Growing our Own' staff with 100% employment for trainees between 2013 and 2015.


How do school placements work?

This position will be based in one of our London schools. Candidates will be based across one or two of our schools teaching learners aged between 4 and 11.

In Alternative Provision settings, class sizes are small (around 8 learners) and trainees will always have a Teaching Assistant with them for additional support.

What will my salary be??

Salary will be calculated using the unqualified teachers’ pay scales

Is financial support available??

Financial support is not available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



You must be educated to degree level (2:2 or above) in a subject relevant to your selected course.

You must have GCSE English and Maths at at least grade C (or equivalent) and you must also have GCSE Science at grade C or equivalent if applying for primary

Contact details?



Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply. Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training. • When you apply you’ll need to use the training provider code: 1FJ for the choices section of your application form: