Working at The Hurlingham Academy

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Trainee Teacher Starting September 2022

United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 80 schools across England. With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

National salaried and bursary options available, closes 30th June 2022

Apply today, and discover how you can make a difference.

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As part of United Learning and an academy since January 2015, The Hurlingham Academy is being transformed into a centre of educational excellence. With calm and friendly classrooms, staff and students have the perfect environment to do what they do best: teach and learn.

Located just south of Parsons Green in the west London borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the small 11-16 school is the kind of place where you can make a huge impact at every level and in every role, whilst being able to enjoy the benefits of a central London location.

Having undergone some radical changes in terms of approach and leadership, with the support of Dame Sally Coates and United Learning, the school is embedding permanent improvement at a rapid rate. As part of a cluster of United Learning schools in London and the Southeast – which includes Paddington Academy and Lambeth Academy – we benefit from excellent partnerships and shared working.

We are fiercely proud of the fact that when people come to visit the school, they are struck by the exemplary behaviour of the students and the enthusiasm of staff and students alike. The positive atmosphere and excellent relationships between staff and students mean that visitors regularly comment on how happy and welcoming everyone at the academy is.

Leon Wilson


I believe that The Hurlingham Academy is on its way to greatness. I am looking forward to my GCSE exam results as I am confident that I will achieve the best grades possible for me with the help provided by the academy.


I have learned so much working at The Hurlingham Academy. All the staff here are really keen to help each other develop and share good practice. I have been given excellent CPD opportunities, both in-house, through great teaching and learning sessions, and through United Learning. The senior leaders help you nurture your professional interests. What makes this Academy really special is the students; I enjoy teaching every lesson.
Miss Mowbray, Head of History

Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes);
  • Occupational sick pay;
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.

Flexible Benefits

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dining card
  • Gym membership
  • Health screening
  • Retail savings

By joining The Hurlingham Academy you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.




Welcome to United Teaching

If you are looking to train to teach, our postgraduate programme is designed to maximise your time working in a school environment to develop you as a teacher. If you have the passion to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, United Teaching is the right teacher training programme for you. We will support you every step of the way to develop your subject expertise and classroom practice as you begin your career in teaching and changing lives.

The level of support I have received as a trainee maths teacher is just exceptional
Maths, Trainee, Manchester Academy

Who we are

United Teaching is the initial teacher training programme for United Learning. United Learning includes a significant amount of both public and private schools in its network across the UK and aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. United Learning make it a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience. It's in one of these schools that you will be developing, teaching and making a difference once you are accepted onto the programme.

United Teaching is a scheme tailored to you to make sure you become the best teacher you can possibly be.
Chemistry Trainee, Paddington Academy, London

When you train to teach with us, you are placed in a main placement school for the majority of the training year and the learning is hands on. This means you can develop strong relationships with children and colleagues as you work towards achieving your teaching qualification. 

You can choose to train for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on its own, or you can go for a PGCE as well, earning 60 Masters-level credits along the way.Alongside your time in your main placement school, trainees spend at least three weeks completing a second school placement in a contrasting school. 

This provides all trainees with the opportunity to fully experience a different school setting and learn from additional subject and teaching experts.

What we offer

Your first taste of our teacher training programme starts with one week summer institute in July. This helps you to prepare for your September start in your main placement school through introducing you to key ideas around teaching and learning, behaviour, safeguarding and curriculum. There are also two induction days either side of the summer institute to give you time in your main placement school to observe lessons, meet students and spend time with colleagues. Your training year will be spent in your host school, and we have weekly training every Friday afternoon.

You are fully supported by your school and time is set aside for you to be able to complete PGCE assignments.
MFL Trainee, Sheffield Springs Academy 

Assessment is a continuous process through weekly observations, meetings and termly review points.  At the end of the year, all trainees are assessed against the Teachers' Standards. If you choose to also complete the PGCE, this consists of two academic assignments, assessed by our university partner Goldsmiths, University of London.

If you stay with United Learning after your training year, you will progress onto the ECF (Early Career Framework) programme which is a structured programme of support and mentoring, in partnership with Ambition Institute. During your induction period as an ECT, you will continue to receive training, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

Why choose us:

If you want to help shape future generations, then teaching is one of the most rewarding careers you can choose. There are many reasons we could provide as to why we are your best choice,but we thought you'd prefer to hear from our students:

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