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Park High School

Park High School

Harrow First - School Direct (salaried)


Applications 2019-20 now open.

Find out more about our 2019-2020 courses at: Harrow First- GOV.UK

The 2019 UCAS Teacher Training application cycle is now open. Potential applicants can register and apply for teacher training programmes in England and Wales starting in 2019. They have two windows in which to make applications: Apply 1 and Apply 2.

  • Some applicants complete their applications straightaway.
  • Apply 2 will open on Tuesday 30 October. This is an opportunity for applicants who have been unsuccessful with, or declined, all their Apply 1 choices, to apply for another choice.



Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

For advice about teaching or teacher training you can call Get into Teaching on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or chat to an adviser using their online chat service between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Friday.



Harrow First is a School Direct salaried route offered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.

Participants in the programme will be prepared by undergoing a rigorous programme of training in the summer months, either directly from their previous career or after their degree for new graduates. The Summer School this year will start at the start of July 2019 and will include school experience in home school, taught sessions at Canons delivered by Canons Park TSA SLEs, and a teaching week during which you will be coached every day for 5 days delivering a sequence of 5 lessons. In September, trainees will then be deployed in one of the schools with a timetable of up to 10 hours initially increasing to 16 hours by the summer term. They will be supported in lessons, and with planning and resourcing, by a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with knowledge of the individual school.  As the trainees develop, as assessed by schools and evaluated by the alliance and the university, the HLTA support will be gradually withdrawn in the last term of the year.  Trainees will also undertake a programme of study with the University of Hertfordshire and attend university every Thursday. They will follow a complementary programme of mentoring and professional learning delivered by the CPTSA.

Please see details in the leaflet below.

Alternatively go to the Canons Park Teaching School Alliance website

Email us:

Or at Park High, email Helene Galdin-O’Shea, director of Teaching School:


Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Phone:020 8952 2803

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