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Initial Teacher Training

Initial Teacher Training

As part of the Learning in Harmony Trust & Partnership schools,
Sheringham accepts trainee teachers who are training with our School Direct  provider: Essex and Thames Primary SCITT.  There is a stringent application process as places are limited.  

There are currently no placements available for academic year 2018-19.  However if you are interested in applying for other schools within the Trust or would like more information please contact us: or Essex and Thames Primary SCITT. 

The Learning in Harmony Trust currently consists of Sheringham Primary School, JFK Special School, Hartley Primary School, Drew Primary School and Upton Cross Primary School. Sheringham and Upton Cross are both National Support Schools and JFK is a leading provider of support and training for SEN. Each of these schools have an extensive record of successful teacher training and many of their current staff were trainees within schools in the Trust themselves.

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Our School Direct training will consist of a combination of input from our provider and placement within individual schools.  
Trainees will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding practitioners who have a total commitment to teacher training and development. In all of the Trust schools there are a number of staff who are experienced mentors for those who are training to teach. There are also opportunities for nursery placements and specialist settings if required.  

We believe that all teachers have the potential to become outstanding practitioners and that this happens through the development of a real understanding of the pedagogy that makes the greatest impact on pupil learning. 
Newham is a multicultural community with high levels of deprivation and individuals with EAL.  Recently developed as part of the 2012 Olympics, Newham is a vibrant and bustling area of East London with excellent transport links in and out of the city.

About the training programme:
School Direct offers a school based learning approach which gives candidates the opportunity to work in class with an experienced teachers.  Successful applicants will be based in school and receive support from mentors and class teachers.  A staggered teaching approach is adopted with the aim that, as the academic year moves on, the percentage of teaching and class responsibility increases.  Towards the end of the programme most trainees will have full class responsibility.
As well as school-based learning, there are additional days of training in Essex in the training facilities attached to Essex and Thames SCITT. 

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for ambition and highly motivated individuals who are willing to demonstrate a growth mind-set. Learning from others, accepting critical analysis, and responding to feedback are necessary. As we encourage our children to be reflective learners, who show resilience in learning, we expect the same from our teachers. Candidates should be sociable and able to work in a large team with ranging experiences and expertise.

This school is part of the Learning in Harmony Trust, a charitable company registered in England and Wales with company number 09148738.

Registered address: Sheringham Primary School, Sheringham Avenue, Manor Park, London, E12 5PB