Train With Us

Heathcote School 118At Heathcote School and Science College we believe it is important to support new and developing teachers, and have been active members of various training schemes with a view to future employment for talented teachers. Our staff are committed to initial teacher training across all departments, with skilled colleagues who can help to bring the best out of trainee teachers.

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 specifically to the teacher standards. We offer regular and consistent support from senior staff and professional coordinating mentors, as well as weekly training sessions which encompass the wide and varied experiences that a teacher will have as a professional in education.

We work with the following training providers;

Teach First

Essex School Direct (TES)



University of East London

Middlesex University


Comments from NQT’s 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”

“Developmental observations”

“Timetabled weekly meetings and support with mentor”

“Emphasis on wellbeing”


 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.