Train With Us

Heathcote School 118We are committed to providing initial teacher training for all departments at Heathcote School and Science College departments. Our staff are active members of various training networks to develop new and existing teachers. In addition, our dedicated and experienced colleagues mentor and coach trainee teachers to reach their full potential.


Training to become a teacher at Heathcote School and Science College enables new teachers to grow in a supportive environment where dedicated staff observe teaching and provide quality feedback relating to the teacher standards. In addition, we offer regular and consistent support from senior staff and professional coordinating mentors through weekly training sessions encompassing the vast and varied experiences as a teacher.


We work with the following training providers;

Teach First

Essex School Direct (TES)



University of East London

Middlesex University

University College London


We are thrilled to collaborate with the North East London Teaching School Hub (NELTSH) and Seven Kings Teaching Alliance to establish several development hubs in and out of the borough. This partnership will allow the development of trainee teachers to access a range of CPD based on evidence-informed practices.

We strongly believe that increasing our staff's capabilities will lead to higher pupil attainment at Heathcote School and Science College.

We have developed bespoke programmes that provide continuous development for trainee teachers and staff to become outstanding practitioners. We have supported multiple pathways to continuously develop skills and become exceptional practitioners. 

We provide established initial teacher training via PGCE and School Direct and have recruited trainees through School Direct and Teach First. Our mentoring and support, training sessions, and positive learning environment with well-behaved pupils enable our trainees to develop their skills quickly and confidently, leading to successful employment. In addition, we work closely with university providers such as UCL, King's College, and UEL to provide a range of training strategies.


Comments from trainees at Heathcote


“Best interest at heart – always willing to take feedback and cater in house/suggested CPD if necessary”

“Paid opportunity for an extra GCSE”

“Transparency – offered to meet with Board of Governors”

“Effective Behavioural Policy and strategies to implement in teaching practices”

“Developmental observations in a supportive manner that creates a reflective trainee”

“Timetabled weekly meetings and support from a mentor is highly effective”

“Emphasis on wellbeing and practical strategies to implement in practice”


 We believe it is important to develop staff at all levels. If you join us at Heathcote the development does not stop after your trainee year. We have developed programmes which provide continuous development throughout your career for all staff at all levels. We have developed in house programmes alongside our partners in the Seven Kings Teaching Alliance and The Borough of Waltham Forest.