Teacher Training In Partnership with School Direct

Teacher Training In Partnership with School Direct

Teacher Training at Oriel and Rivers Academy West London

We have a well-established history of providing excellent training for trainee teachers on a range of routes.  As part of the Aspirations Academies Trust’s vision, we are actively embracing and innovating in the changing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) landscape which is seeing schools take a leading role in training the teachers of tomorrow.  However, just like for our own students, we believe in meeting the needs of the individual.  As such, we support the following range of new and tried and tested routes into teaching:

Oriel and Rivers Academies are now offering the following School Direct placements for 2014/15. APPLY on UCAS (and use the code “1DL” in the trainer provider search box field).


  • Primary General (accrediting provider Roehampton University)
    The School Direct Training Programme (Unsalaried) for high-quality graduates who want to feel part of a school team whilst training. (You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £20,000 or a scholarship of £25,000 to support you).

For more info on the UCAS application process, click here: UCAS Teacher Training application system.

If you would like more information, come in for a tour of the school, or to talk to someone about School Direct at Rivers Academy please contact dshanks@aatrivers.org

Oriel Academy West London is part of the Aspirations Academies Trust and is an exciting place to work and learn. We are a Primay Phase School who work closely with Rivers Academy West London.

The Aspiration Academies Trust is made up of an innovative and forward thinking group of schools that put students and their aspirations at the heart of learning. Training to be a teacher at Oriel Academy West London will provide you with a unique school based learning opportunity. Our partnership with the University of Roehampton, London and Rivers Academy West London ensures the highest quality teacher training and results in a full PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This comes with all the benefits of training in a school as a member of staff with your own classes.

As part of the Aspirations Academies Trust we are committed to supporting and challenging all students to fulfil ambitious goals. We have the highest expectations in terms of uniform, behaviour and mutual respect. Our pupils understand that meeting these very high standards means that they come to the Academy feeling good about themselves, proud to be part of Oriel and ready to learn. Staff and students here demonstrate an enormous pride in the Academy and we are a happy Academy focussed on supporting and challenging each other to do our very best to achieve our full potential.

Our staff are our most valuable resource and have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management skills and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.