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Training Opportunities

At Finchley Catholic, we are proud to offer a diverse range of teacher training opportunities tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of those seeking to embark on a fulfilling career in education.

Joining the Teaching Profession

We are successful partners in the Schools Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programmes, working as part of The Compton-Barnet Teaching School Alliance alongside the Institute of Education. Trainees can follow the SCITT Training route which is, again, entirely school centred providing classroom-based, practical training and underpinned by a weekly educational studies programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Alternatively, the School Direct route is a salaried programme into teaching and training takes place on site here at Finchley Catholic. Up to three years’ experience is required before you can apply for the School Direct. 

Our school has also taken on numerous PGCE trainees from Kings, the IOE and Middlesex in recent years and we are keen to expand and take on more. Please contact us if you would like to work alongside us at Finchley Catholic High School.

Teaching Open Days

We take great pride in pioneering open days designed to provide valuable insights into the teaching profession. These events cater to a wide audience, including those considering a career change, individuals seeking to re-enter the profession, and aspiring educators. The feedback we have received from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, reflecting the enriching experiences these open days offer:

“I am very grateful to you, the staff and students of FCHS for a productive Open Day yesterday. It has fuelled my excitement and enthusiasm for the teaching profession, and clarified some of the more confusing aspects.”

“The program was very well organised and extremely helpful. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for your valuable guidance.”

“I just wanted to start by saying thank you for yesterday's open day and for granting me a place amongst the hopefuls! It was such a rich experience; so thorough, detailed and everything I could have wanted from it. The whole way home I was smiling thinking what the future may hold and what an exciting pathway I may be about to take.”

If you are interested in teacher training opportunities at Finchley Catholic High School or wish to register your interest in attending a future open day, please reach out to us by sending an email to recruitment@finchleycatholic.org.uk  with your CV attached. Thank you.