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Are you interested in training to become a teacher? Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you have passion for learning?


Train to become an outstanding Teacher in East London with the Davies Lane Teaching School Alliance (DLTSA) through our School Direct programme 2018 – 2019.


The DLTSA is an Alliance led by Davies Lane Primary school, an outstanding Primary school on the outskirts of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. We have 19 schools in the alliance, many of which are also outstanding so you’ll train in an exceptional setting.

The entry requirements for our salaried School direct course:


  • GCSE grade C or above (or GCSE grade 5 or above for GCSEs sat in 2017 onwards) or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics and Science.
  • A minimum of a lower second class bachelor’s degree from a UK University, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
  • Three years full time work experience (or part time equivalent) to be completed by application date.
  • Professional skills test pass in Literacy and Numeracy before 1st July 2018.
  • In addition applicants must also display evidence of their commitment to and enjoyment of, working with children and young people (this may be through voluntary work with young people but must also include 10 days classroom experience within 1 year prior to course start date.


To support applicants’ classroom experience we also offer a 10 day classroom placement. If you are interested in the experience placement contact


Places on the Primary School direct salaried route are in high demand so applicants should apply as soon as possible in the year before you wish to start training.


The entry requirements for our salaried School direct non salaried course is as above though no work experience is required.


Please contact Nadine Walter, Director of Teaching School, for further information.





Davies Lane Teaching School

Davies Lane,


E11 3DR






Tel: 0208 539 2466



Chief Executive - Maureen Okoye

Director – Nadine Walter

Administrative Assistant –Hawwaa Islam



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8.30am - 4.30pm