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Initial Teacher Training

The LEAP Federation are proud to work in partnership with London Metropolitan University offering primary teaching apprenticeships, a school-led route into teaching.

Post-graduate Teacher Apprenticeship

Teaching apprenticeships are a pathway into teaching that combines academic qualification with the practical skills you need to become a teacher while learning on the job in our vibrant and innovative schools.

LEAP offers trainee teachers the unique opportunity to work and learn in one of our exciting, creative and high-performing primary schools. We are passionate about growing future leaders of learning  and offer a structured training route going beyond initial teacher training (Teaching Apprenticeship) to senior leadership, with the  opportunity to access additional high quality professional development through our HTSA (Hackney Teaching & Schools' Alliance) training programme which is designed to complement the offer from London Metropolitan University (see Learn — Hackney Teaching & Schools' Alliance (

Our excellent partnership with London Metropolitan for the ITT means that trainee teachers receive high-quality, practical support and training from day one.

LEAP schools have a strong, proven track record of working effectively in partnership with local universities, local authorities and most importantly, each other in order to provide the very best training and development opportunities for trainees. We are highly experienced and skilled in successfully supporting and nurturing trainee teachers to achieve their full potential during their training year.

So why choose a post-graduate Teacher Apprenticeship with us?

  • High quality school-based training
  • Innovative programme
  • Train in a supportive, creative and outstanding schools
  • Outstanding practitioners and Specialist Leaders of Educations (SLEs) delivering the programme
  • A proven track record of successful teacher training
  • High potential for employment in a Hackney school after training
  • Trainees have secured full-time teaching roles on completion of our course
  • 100% pass rate


Qualifications needed to apply

All applicants must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade C in GCSE examinations in English Language, Mathematics and Science and have a good degree - 2.2 or above.  


Please visit the GOV.UK website link below for course details and applications:

Primary (C3P0) with Hackney Teaching Schools’ Alliance - Find postgraduate teacher training - GOV.UK (