Why Train with us?

Train in the heart of South London

Start your career in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham

  • London schools are happy, welcoming communities. You'll work with great colleagues and a wonderful group of pupils, and act as a positive roles model for others in your community.
  • Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark make up 3 of the top 10 London Boroughs by Ofsted performance, regularly competing for no. 1.
  • The boroughs are some of the most constantly improving education authorities in the UK, with pupil attainment at all levels rising much faster than the national average. They also have great support systems - pupils with SEN do better than similar pupils across the country.
  • Teachers in these boroughs get paid more - they qualify for inner London weighting.
  • The boroughs contain a wide range of cultural, historical and educational institutions on their doorstep, from the Southbank Centre and the Old Vic to The Tate Modern, The Imperial War Museum and several world class universities.

Great schools need great teachers

Why teach in London?

London is a dynamic, diverse place to start your teaching career, with some of the best schools in the country and access to fantastic training, support and career development.

In London, you’ll find unparalleled access to cultural institutions and activity, full of exciting opportunities to enrich the curriculum for your pupils.

London schools regularly outperform the rest of the country, and many London schools work closely with the Education Endowment Fund, Research Schools, Teaching School Hubs, Maths and English hubs and world class universities who are leading research into how best to support pupil progress. London schools are leading the way in ‘closing the gap’, ensuring barriers to learning are successfully overcome and that no child is left behind.

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“It is vital that the demographic of staff is representative of the school. Children need role models and more importantly, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups of children need to see leaders that look like them!”
Anita, teacher