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Why choose The Primary First Trust?

Barnehurst Infant School is an Outstanding School used as the lead school providing training courses throughout The Primary First Trust.


The Trust works with the University of Greenwich as the registered training provider for the School Direct programme. The university has a long history of teacher training, going back over 100 years at the Avery Hill Campus. Employment rates are consistently above national and London averages. Training is delivered by highly effective teachers from both the Trust and also from the university. The Trust provides an excellent opportunity for highly effective Graduates to enter the profession and develop within a supportive and motivated organisation.


Why apply for this programme?

  • Do you have a desire to make a positive impact on a child's life opportunities?
  • Do you have the ability to motivate and engage children?
  • Do you want to acquire a deep understanding of how children learn and of the primary curriculum?
  • Are you committed to continuous self-improvement?


By studying this employment based programme, you will become a confident, competent and effective teacher with the skills and knowledge to teach within the primary phase. You may also have an opportunity to progress within your individual school as well as in other Primary First Trust Schools. Applicants for this programme can focus on one of the following age ranges: 3-7, 5-11 or 7-11.

We can offer:


  • Access to excellent practice in teaching and learning
  • Access to a diverse range of school settings
  • Excellent support from trained and experienced mentors
  • Paid work and impressive career opportunities.