Exciting Teacher Training Opportunity at Bacon's College

Bacon's College is delighted to offer an inspiring opportunity for individuals to train as teachers while gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in our supportive school environment. Candidates with a minimum 2:2 degree in a relevant subject are encouraged to apply for our train-while-you-teach programme. We are partnered with United Teaching, an 'Outstanding' Ofsted-rated training provider.

Our training programme is both ambitious and flexible, specifically designed to equip you for the demands and rewards of modern-day teaching. We place a high emphasis on well-being, which is intricately woven into our training approach.

Key Highlights of Our Programme:

  • Expert-led teacher training
  • A broad spectrum of subjects
  • Tailored funding options, including salaried routes
  • Applications for the 2024 intake are currently open.

At Bacon's College, we foster a vibrant community that embraces students and staff of all faiths, as well as those without religious affiliations. Our Christian ethos, characterised by values of courage, compassion, respect, faith, and integrity, enriches our communal life. The College's ethos was acknowledged as 'Excellent' during the 2019 SIAMS inspection.


Our Educational Ethos:

  • Central focus on learning and academic excellence.
  • High aspirations for all students, regardless of their background.
  • A firm stance on excellent student behaviour and diligent work ethic.


Trainee Teacher Role at Bacon's College:

  • Location: Bacon's College, London, SE16
  • Salary: From £28,319 (for the salaried route)

We are inviting trainee applications for various subjects including Mathematics, Science, English, MFL, DT, RS, Geography, and History. We encourage applications from individuals who are ambitious and keen to contribute positively to our community. Applications should be made directly to United Teaching, but we welcome direct enquiries and informal visits, which can be arranged via j.wilson@baconscollege.co.uk.

United Learning's Approach:

United Learning schools operate collaboratively, sharing knowledge and resources through our subject specialists, Group-wide intranet, and online learning portal. This collaboration aims to simplify work processes and balance workloads. As part of the Group, our staff enjoy excellent career opportunities, competitive remuneration, perks, benefits, and the satisfaction of contributing to children's success. We are committed to staff well-being, with up to eight INSET days per year and a continuous group-wide well-being programme, embodying our ethos of 'the best in everyone'.

Safeguarding Commitment:

Bacon's College is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff members are expected to uphold this commitment. Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


About Bacon's College:

As a Church of England School, Bacon's College is committed to high achievement within a caring community, underpinned by Christian values. We aim to raise student achievement and serve our community, offering a wide array of activities, opportunities, and top-tier teaching. Our relentless pursuit of academic excellence is coupled with a focus on curriculum mastery, underpinned by the latest insights from cognitive science and educational research.


Working at Bacon's College, you can expect:

  • A culture focused on learning, aspiration, and achievement.
  • A clear purpose of making a real difference in students' lives.
  • An environment with exemplary student behaviour.
  • A strong focus on core knowledge and curriculum mastery.
  • Extensive professional development opportunities, including leadership development.
  • A comprehensive rewards and benefits package as part of United Learning.
  • Free access to our gym and sports centre.

For more details about this role or to arrange a visit or informal chat with the Principal, please contact j.wilson@baconscollege.co.uk.

Joining United Learning:

United Learning, which Bacon’s College joined in Spring 2018, is a diverse group of schools committed to offering life-changing education across England. We value diversity and inclusion, actively seeking to diversify our workforce and welcoming applications from all, particularly from under-represented groups. Flexible working options are open for discussion.


What We Offer:

  • Join a nationwide team of 9,000 colleagues.
  • Wellbeing programme and additional INSET days.
  • Shared curriculum and resources.
  • Bespoke career pathways for all staff.


Contact Bacon's College:

Address: Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT

Email: schooloffice@baconscollege.co.uk



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