Teacher Training                                                       


Warren Junior School is an outstanding school that acts as the Lead School for Primary and Special trainees offering teacher training positions through School Direct.

We work in partnership with Goldsmith’s University of London to provide Initial Teacher Training through the School Direct programme. Goldsmith’www.gold.ac.uk is one of the largest providers of teacher training and a world renowned leader in the field. Placements can be at any of the Good or Outstanding Strategic Partner schools within the alliance, including Trinity Special School.


The School Direct training programme is open to both top graduates and career changers. It offers talented individuals the chance to be part of a teaching team from day one by combining teacher training with on the job learning. The support and guidance given to all trainees ensure that the placements are successful and work in harmony with the university. Trainees are based in their ‘host school’ for the year with a second placement of up to six weeks in a contrasting age range during the spring term. All mentors are experienced teachers and senior leaders.


Why choose School Direct with us?

  • High quality school-based training
  • Train in supportive, creative, good and outstanding schools
  • Outstanding practitioners and lead teachers delivering the programme
  • A proven track record of successful teacher training
  • Excellent potential for employment in a school after training
  • All trainees will benefit from an experience in a special school setting


Please click on this link for further information: School Direct Fact Sheet

For more information also look at: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

Why Teach In London? Hear all about the benefits of teaching in London from those who do it. https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/education-and-youth/teach-london



For further details or questions you may have please contact:



School Direct Programme 2023 / 2024 ***CLOSED***

All applicants will need to use the DfE Apply portal:



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Important codes for your application:

 Aspire Training Provider Code: 27K Tuition (non-salaried) Route: Code: 2Q2Y

 Undertaken observations of classroom practice, a gradually incrementing timetable of teaching and trainee to fund the university fees.

 Applications will be given careful consideration and we will contact you if you are selected for interview. 

 For 2023-2024 we are offering PGCE placements through the tuition (non-salaried) route, majority of which will be based across Local Barking and Dagenham Primary Schools and Trinity Special School.

 All applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C/4 in GCSE examinations in English, Mathematics and Science and have an honours degree (2:2 or higher). We do accept results 'pending' and equivalency   tests for GCSEs.


For further information on all recent partner schools please look at their websites below:


Furze Infant School http://www.furze.bardaglea.org.uk

Godwin Primary School https://www.godwinprimary.co.uk/

Hunters Hall Primary School http://www.huntershallprimary.org.uk/

Monteagle Primary School https://www.monteagle.bardaglea.org.uk/

Newbridge Special School https://newbridgeschool.schooljotter2.com/

Northbury Primary School http://www.northburyprimary.co.uk

Roding Primary School https://www.rodingprimaryschool.co.uk/ 

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Barking) http://www.stjobarking.co.uk/

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (Dagenham) http://stjofederation.co.uk/ 

St Peter's Catholic Primary School https://www.st-peter.bardaglea.org.uk/

St Vincent's Primary School http://www.st-vincent.barking-dagenham.sch.uk/

Trinity Special School http://www.trinityschooldagenham.org.uk/

Warren Junior School https://warrenjunior.schooljotter2.com/home

William Ford Junior School http://www.williamfordschool.co.uk/


Any school wishing to join the School Direct programme

to host students please contact:



Hard Federation

 On behalf of the staff, pupils and governors of Furze Infants and Warren Junior School I would like to welcome you to our federation. We are two schools working together under one Governing Body for the benefit of our pupils and the success of the community we live in.

We believe our schools gain from working collaboratively, more importantly, we strive to provide a seamless transition for our pupils between the two schools.

Mr. G. Wilder OBE

Executive Consultant

A WELCOME FROM THE EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT A Welcome from the Chair of Governors