Train to teach

Why train with us?

Maritime works with the ' Working Together Group' and Halstow Primary school to offer School Direct training at our schools.

The Working Together schools are a group of successful and forward-thinking primary schools that want the best possible outcomes for our children. A key ingredient in our continued success is the effective training of our future teachers and leaders through the School Direct programme. You will be based in an outstanding or rapidly improving school in which you will work alongside an experienced teacher and mentor. You will also have the opportunity to spend time at partner schools within the Working Together group to broaden your experience. It is our intention to recruit our School Direct students following their training.

School Direct Training Programme (Salaried) (UCAS code: 26F)

We work with Goldsmiths University to provide an excellent training programme for prospective School Direct trainee teachers. This programme is an employment-based route available to high-quality graduates who are looking to become teachers and earn a salary whilst they train. This non-modular programme runs for one year and successful completion will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with PGCE. Go to for more information. When selecting your provider select 'Working Together Group' or 'Halstow'.

Partner schools

Maritime is in partnership with the Working Together Group, which consists of:

St Margaret’s Lee



Eltham CE

Christ Church Shooters Hill





Trinity Primary

You may have a clear idea of which school(s) you want to work with. For example, you may be currently working in a school as a teaching assistant or volunteer. However, you may be applying for a School Direct placement without a prior commitment to one of our schools. Following the interview process, you may be offered a placement at more than one school and you will need to decide in which school(s) you would like to work. We encourage you to look at the school websites (click on the links above) and even visit them so that you can make an informed decision.

We want someone who:

  • has a passion for working with children
  • has the belief that all children can and should achieve
  • is organised and computer literate
  • is a good communicator and good at working as part of a team
  • is self-reflective
  • is hard-working and willing to go the extra mile

We can offer:

  • training within an outstanding school, as well as access to a range of successful schools in the Working Together partnership
  • support from a highly skilled teaching team
  • the opportunity to work alongside an experienced class teacher and mentor
  • the prospect of working with us, or one of our partner schools, following your training


  • a good honours degree (2:2 or above)- you must have received the results for this before applying for the salaried programme
  • English, Maths and Science GCSE (or equivalent) grade C or above- you must have received the results for these qualifications before applying
  • evidence of at least two weeks experience in a UK primary school
  • at least 3 years work experience
  • you will need to undergo an occupational health screening. In addition you will need to have passed the DfE Numeracy and Literacy skills tests by July 2018. Practice tests and guidance can be found online at:

Application process

Applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis.  Further information is available here.

Once you have applied, all communication will be via email. Please make sure you check your email regularly. We will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Make sure you search for 'Working Together' on the UCAS 'search for training programme' page