Haberdashers Federation

Train to Teach

School Direct

We welcome high calibre and passionate graduates and career changers seeking to join the teaching profession through our Initial Teacher Training School Direct programmes.

We offer a high quality and innovative school- based teacher training programme led and supported by Habs Institute for Professional Learning, the teacher training and professional learning arm of our Trust.

OUR TRAINING PROGRAMME                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Our accredited school-based Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses enable our trainees to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with the additional option of pursuing a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). We deliver an innovative training programme in partnership with Tes Institute, and combined with the support of our internal expertise, trainees develop comprehensive subject knowledge and professional skills while gaining practical teaching experience as an integral member of the school team. Our programmes have excellent retention rates with most of our trainee teachers going on to secure permanent teaching positions in our schools.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Our Training Programme                                         


You will have the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of young people from the very start of your programme, while being supported to perform to the best of your ability and develop within the Trust. We have a unique and engaging professional development offer that provides opportunities for collaboration and access to networks for every teacher, no matter their career stage. Each member of our community, staff and students alike, also benefit from the Haberdashers’ Advantage – a unique set of opportunities that come from our sponsorship by the Haberdashers Company.


TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     You can train to teach a range of subjects across the Primary and Secondary curriculum within one of our schools. There are two training routes available on our School Direct programmes. Applications for both the salaried and unsalaried routes open on 13th October 2021, click here to apply for a place starting in September 2022. Please follow the link below to find out more about our training routes and entry requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Our Training Routes


You can apply for our teacher training programmes through DfE Apply for Teacher Training. You will need to submit an online application form containing your contact details, a personal statement and at least one reference.

Once you have submitted your application, we will notify you whether or not you have progressed to the next stage of the recruitment process through the medium of your chosen application platform.

If you have any questions about the application process we recommend you read FAQs

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