Primary programme

Thinking of becoming a teacher?


Your future

If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, London West Alliance’s school-led training course gives you the chance to learn embedded in one of our Primary alliance schools. You’ll learn from experienced, practising colleagues and you get paid while you train with us. We offer a one-year course with St Mary’s University, as a credited provider, to be qualified to teach children aged 5-11 years. You’ll train in the classroom, and be part of the teaching team from the beginning, building all the skills you need for QTS.

Why train with us?

London West Alliance primary comprises Springwell Junior School and other schools who wish to develop teachers and offer a salary while you train. We’re focused on producing outstanding teachers who will be committed to the achievement of all our pupils in all our schools. Our schools are stimulating and diverse environments in which to train – where children, staff and our trainee teachers feel valued and supported. Lampton School is the teaching school that supports the London West Alliance. The Teaching School has been training teachers at every level of the profession for 17 years and support our primary school alliance.

Applications for 2018-9 Primary training are now open on UCAS
Our Primary lead school for School Direct is

Springwell Junior School

Salaried Programme

School Direct Primary

How to apply

Applications for all routes must be made through the UCAS Teacher Training website.

Applications are now open. Our code for School Direct Primary is 38KN

The provider code is 1P8.


Teaching was always my dream and the School Direct programme made my dream come true. The course was the perfect fit for me because being immersed in a school context day to day enabled me to learn quickly and become very confident in my own practice. The London West Alliance and School Direct genuinely care about the next generation of teachers. 
Teaching for me was a complete career change. I started with a lot less experience in schools than most of my peers on the course, many of who had previously been teaching assistants. However, the Schools Direct route was excellent as I was able to spend a lot of time in schools, observing brilliant teaching practice and gaining a lot of hands on experience. I found this really helpful when starting my placements as I was then able to put this all into practice myself.
My experience of School Direct has been very positive. The learning curve has been a steep one but I have been supported extremely well by my class teacher and my mentor. A careful introduction to a full teaching timetable means that you are able to grow in confidence and find your feet as your responsibility increases. I would thoroughly recommend this route to teaching as it gives a fair picture of what a career in education looks like.


Applications for 2018-9 training

are now open on UCAS


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