When you embark on Initial Teacher Training (ITT) with Teach West London, you will spend one day a week in our training centre and four days a week in your placement primary or secondary school. This enables you to get valuable, hands-on experience in a classroom setting, as well as becoming part of a school community from day one.

Yes, where possible. When you complete your application, you will nominate your preferred placement school. The team at Teach West London will do our best to ensure you are placed in your preferred school.

However, if your preferred school is not available, we will ask you for up to three other schools that you would like to be placed in. We will then work to try and get you placed in those schools.

Teach West London work with over 50 primary and secondary schools across the West London boroughs of Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Browse our West London placement schools on this map to see which schools you can be placed at.

To find out which placement schools offer your chosen course/subject, follow our step by step instructions.

As an example, find out what it is like to train at Twyford CofE Academies Trust schools:

As the sole ITT Provider in the four London boroughs of Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow, Teach West London has a network of committed Partner schools and Placement schools to help with recruiting candidates from their communities and to provide valuable placement opportunities—including mentors - who will engage with mentor training. The benefits to our Partner schools and/or Placement schools will be access to a source of talented Early Careers Teachers and also a financial reward.

For more information, download the flyer below:

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Become a Placement School

Working collaboratively with Teach West London will provide placement schools with the opportunity to:

  • Grow your own teachers. Train existing members of staff to become qualified teachers.
  • Choose who trains at your school. You can fully participate in the recruitment of trainee teacher(s) placed in your school
  • Nurture high calibre teachers. Trainee teachers will be immersed in a high-quality curriculum rooted in the latest evidence-based research. They will apply their theoretical learning to practise in the classroom
  • Increase your staffing capacity. Trainee teachers will be in school for 4 days a week for most of the academic year 
  • Help with recruitment challenges. Employ your trainee teacher(s) for the following year as ECTs
  • Gain free professional development for your staff to become excellent mentors. Each mentor will receive bespoke phase and subject training as well as general mentor skill training, with funding to release them to complete their training.

Become a Partner School

Becoming a Partner school with Teach West London includes all of the benefits listed above as per placement schools, with additional involvement in:

  • Supporting Teach West London with recruitment – for example through hosting school experience days, identifying placement schools through your networks, advertising our courses and holding Get Into Teaching events.
  • Supporting Teach West London with curriculum delivery – for example through providing opportunities for your excellent classroom practitioners to become lead mentors, quality assurers and visiting guest speakers.

If you would like to join our network of Partner schools and/or Placement schools for Initial Teacher Training, please complete this form and we will respond with further information soon.

If you have any questions about pursuing a career in teaching or would like to know more about our programme, please register your interest to receive more details or email [email protected] or call Teach West London on 020 3301 3180.

If you are ready to begin your ITT application process, select the How to Apply button below.

How to Apply