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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

Candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in working with learners with additional SEMH needs. As we are offering salaried positions, we expect our trainees to hit the ground running -classroom experience is therefore preferred. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who have experience of dealing with challenging behaviour or have at least completed several observations of teachers dealing with behaviour.

The TBAP team have inclusion and compassion at their hearts and we are looking for trainees who share our vision. Candidates should be passionate about providing the best opportunities for learners who may initially be disillusioned with education.


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: