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Teacher Training Opportunities

Train to teach with us at Hendon

We work in conjunction with The Compton School who have been accredited by the Department of Education as a School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) provider for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

• The Compton current trainees are receiving excellent training and making rapid progress towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards

• As a new SCITT, The Compton are extremely excited to  be part of a small number of National Teaching Schools involved in a pioneering an innovative approach to teacher training:  outstanding teachers with current, relevant experience designing and delivering a training programme rooted in the realities of the modern classroom

• The school based route to qualified teacher status offers an in-depth opportunity to work in a systematic, sustained way alongside outstanding teachers

• Above all, in conjunction with The Compton, we are committed to delivering a first class “hands on” training programme that will provide you with the foundations for an outstanding career in teaching

We hope that you share our school based vision of high quality teacher training and you will apply for a 2016-17 training place at The Compton SCITT

Compton SCITT Ofsted Report


The Compton SCITT is offering teacher training places from September 2017 in










Design & Technology


Computer Science

Physical Education


Business Studies


We currently have a School Direct training place available at Hendon within Design and Technology

The UCAS application window opened on October 18th 2016. Only applications made through UCAS can be considered.

Entry Requirements

A UK honours degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent overseas degree verified by The National Recognition Information Centre for the UK (NARIC)

• The degree must comprise a minimum 50% of modules in the subject area you wish to train to teach

• A standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics

• Applicants who do not have standard GCSE certificates will need to take an equivalence test

• All entrants will need to have passed the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to beginning the programme

Please apply for your School Direct (salaried) training position with The Compton-Barnet Teaching School Alliance through the UCAS website. Candidates must have school experience, a degree in the subject in which they wish to train and GCSEs at grade C or above or equivalent in English and Maths.

When searching UCAS for your training position, look for The Compton School as we are the lead school and co-ordinate recruitment for all partner schools.

When completing your application, please apply to The Compton School and then indicate what school you would like to train within using their school UCAS code. Ensure on your UCAS application that you indicate what school you would like to train with. For Hendon : H

Please remember that no application will be accepted if sent directly to any school. All applications must be made through the UCAS website.

For background information and details on School Direct, please go to http://www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/teacher-training-options/school-based-training/school-direct

Click here to be redirected to our partner school for further application information:



I completed the Schools Direct Training programme at Hendon school last year. Although this was an extremely demanding and intense programme I believe that doing it at Hendon provided me with the appropriate support to not only flourish but also gain a real love for teaching. Hendon has so many inspiring and passionate teachers that it provides an environment where you are able to learn great practice and develop quickly in your own teaching and learning. Throughout my training year I always felt I was given consistently great support to develop in a nurturing environment, particularly within my own department.

I am teaching Japanese at Hendon School via the SCITT programme and my experience so far has been fantastic. Everyone has been welcoming and helpful during my time here, and the MFL department in particular have been very supportive. I am really enjoying teaching Japanese to younger students and older students alike. It is wonderful to hear students say that they would like to continue studying Japanese, whether that is at Hendon School and Sixth Form, or onto University!


Lampton School

We are also partnered with the Lampton School through the SCITT programme. For further details details click here http://www.lamptonlwascitt.org.uk/