Trainees will complete their year’s training at Oakthorpe Primary School.


Gain QTS whilst receiving a salary as an unqualified teacher.


Are you a graduate already employed in a school?


Applicants are invited to attend our INFORMATION SESSIONS on zoom on:

Friday 22nd September 2023 at 3(-4pm)
Friday 6th October 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 13th October 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 10th November 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 24th November 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 8th December 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 15th December 2023 at 3 (-4pm)
Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 4 (-5pm)
Friday 2nd February 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 23rd February 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 8th March 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 22nd March 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 19th April 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 10th May 2024 at 3 (-4pm)
Friday 17th May 2024 at 3 (-4pm)

Please book a place on one of the above sessions by emailing
so that we can share the details of the online meeting


You can book a half day visit at Oakthorpe Primary School where you will be able to spend time in class,
observe lessons, speak to teachers and mentors and find out about the programmes we run. 

Get in touch if you interested in arranging a visit ! 

Fantastic course! I feel very prepared for the year ahead and was very happy with how helpful and caring the staff were. They were always there to help you overcome difficulties! 1000% would recommend this course to others considering teaching. Ashley McPherson, QTS July 2021

“I don’t think I could have found a more positive, supportive provider for my training. The training
team themselves have gone out of their way to support us this year. The teaching staff have
been wonderful mentors and I have learnt so much from them. I wish I could do it all over again.” Sarah Jenyon, QTS July 2020

The 2Schools Consortium has accredited status. We award QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).

The 2Schools Consortium consists of a lead school, Oakthorpe Primary School, Enfield, and a number of partnership schools where trainees are placed.

Oakthorpe has been successfully involved in teacher training since 2002 and has a wealth of experience in mentoring trainees and in delivering training.

All trainees on the 2Schools Consortium Level 6 Postgraduate Teacher  Apprenticeship  (PgTA) and SCITT (fee-funded QTS) Programme have the opportunity to work towards a PGCE award, which will be validated by the University of Brighton.

The Training Team are the best people for the job working at 2Schools. I think any teacher trainee would be lucky to be on this program and should always know that support is only a message, email of phone call away. Thank you for helping my start my new journey and new career!” George Regan, QTS July 2020

“Overall, I’ve been so pleased with the training. I’ve looked forward to the weekly lectures/seminars like a child anticipating a regular visit to a doting relative. The training sessions felt so welcoming and familial and I’ll miss them and the friends I made there terribly. It moves me to think about how much the training team care about us. You were/are clearly amazing teachers because you bring all of that ‘duty of care’ mentality to 2Schools, going above and beyond to meet the needs of everyone in the cohort. The whole of Enfield owes you a debt of gratitude for the skills and ideals that you have instilled in hundreds of teachers; hundreds of teachers who’ve taught thousands of children, such is the extent of your guiding and educating influence. Thank you for giving me a career and a purpose. Just like those special teachers we remember from school, I’ll never forgot you.” Philip Barrett, QTS July 2020

“I always say how inspirational my training year was and how teaching was undoubtedly the best decision I ever made, so glad my own sister has decided to follow suit and is applying to you now!” Olivia Izzet, QTS with 2Schools in July 2017

… and the sister joined us in September 2019…“I had heard such great things about the 2schools course but I still could not have imagined just how much I would enjoy my training year! I felt so well supported, informed, inspired and mentored throughout the course. The team and my mentors have been amazing and I couldn’t recommend 2schools more.” Sophie Izzet, QTS July 2020

Once again very pleased with this year’s trainee. I have been using school direct for 6 years and half my staff next year are from the programme. Without School direct I would not be able to recruit. It has produced wonderful teacher. Thank you.
Maria Jay, Headteacher St Michael at Bowes Junior School, June 2018

I’ve had so much fun this year and although it sounds crazy, I just wish I could do it all over again! 

I feel that this year has changed me in so many different ways and made me so much more comfortable and confident in my teaching.

Lorne-Rhys Jones, Qualified Teacher, Worcesters Primary School, School Direct Salaried 2017.18


Everyone at 2Schools Consortium is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and all staff and volunteers are expected to adhere to these.


Riccardo Maraia

I think this training provider can be praised for how you have sought to address things on the course and acted on our feedback.

Riccardo Maraia, Trainee teacher 2018-19 at Capel Manor Primary School

Stephanie Sorrentino

The quality of the training for trainees and school staff to implement this programme is excellent. We have made the right choice in choosing to work with this organisation.”

Stephanie Sorrentino, Assistant Head teacher and mentor 2018.19

Katherine Murphy

We want to thank you all for how you all make the course seamless (I've studied elsewhere previously and the provision was very different!).

Katherine Murphy, NQT 2019 at St Michael's

Christopher Binn

Congratulations - what a triumph. Good location; Great speeches; Glorious weather. Yesterday's event was a wonderful graduation for all the students. Everyone felt the importance of the occasion and it was a fitting end to a very hard and worthwhile course. Thank you for inviting me!

Christopher Binn, Chair of Governors, Oakthorpe Primary School, 2Schools Consortium Strategic board​

Riccardo Maraia

It has been a year that at times has had its struggles, but the feeling of achievement at the end of it all is very satisfying. It was particularly heart-warming to see the reactions of family and friends who were all extremely proud. Yourself and the team all lead from the front making yourselves readily available at all times and are the most approachable any trainee could ask for - for that I know we're all very grateful!

Riccardo Maraia NQT at Capel Manor 2019

Trainee Teacher 2018-19

We are enjoying the course and we think it is very well structured (especially for trainee's who might have less experience).All of the people who come to train us are really informative and have shared some innovative ideas which we have already implemented in the classroom.

Trainee Teacher 2018-19

Trainee Teacher 2018-19

Would highly recommend 2schools training program as it is interesting, it is run with dedication and the support is endless! I feel the training days have been great! I felt I had learnt so much and seen so many amazing practitioners! I found amazing friends and each bit of the journey has given me new knowledge, new challenge and has helped me develop more! 
I think, all the feedback we have been asked to provide shows that our ideas and opinions matter! Well done to the team - the standard of professionalism is very high and the effort and care behind it very obvious!  

Trainee Teacher 2018-19

Dani Lang

It has been wonderful working with you so far this term and all the feedback I have had from staff involved has been very positive. 

Dani Lang, Headteacher 2018-19 Brimsdown Primary School

Neil Reilly

Your ‘outstanding teacher award’ has had a big impact on my trainee teacher. She came bouncing into school today, giving her that recognition has given her a real lift. I just wanted to say ‘thank you!’.

Neil Reilly, Deputy Head Teacher 2018-19 South Harringay Primary School

Nicola Goodson

My mentor has been very supportive and will give feedback on how I can improve each time. She gives me strategies to use and who I can go to for resources.

Nicola Goodson, Trainee Teacher 2018-19 Kingsmoor Academy

Blandine Chaaya

I learnt about the importance of using manipulatives creatively in maths and used them in a maths lesson I taught. The children were really engaged and really enjoyed it.

Blandine Chaaya, Trainee teacher 2018-19 Worcesters Primary School


My mentor is very supportive, knowledgeable and is a good listener. She always models my targets so I know how to improve my practice.

Stacey-Ann, Trainee Teacher 2018-19 at Eldon Primary School

Mahbuba Poptani

Thank you so much for all your help and support through my journey.

Mahbuba Poptani NQT July 2019

Lesley Iwuoha

I’ve had such an amazing experience. It has really been worthwhile.

Lesley Iwuoha, Trainee Teacher 2017-18 and NQT 2018 at Starksfield Primary School

Christalla Jamil

Absolutely couldn’t put into words how effective it has been for us. Every year we employ our trainees so in my 5 years of headship, I have never put an advert out for a teaching vacancy.

Christalla Jamil, Head teacher, Eastfield Primary School, June 2018

Katerina Kancheva

I have received the most wonderful messages from friends, commenting on my photo with the certificate. I am going to display it proudly in my classroom.
I couldn’t have enjoyed this training year better, regardless of the obstacles on the way. In fact, they almost made it so special.

Katerina Kancheva, NQT July 2019

Sarah Chuckla

Schools Direct provides you with so many opportunities to observe and learn from other practitioners. The weekly training sessions are filled with useful and practical information for you to use. There is an excellent balance between gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience. 

Sarah Chuckla, NQT 2018 - Wilbury Primary School


I learnt a lot about myself on the course.

NQT June 2018


The training sessions were up to date, varied, enjoyable and the depth of content was excellent.

NQT, June 2018

Emiliya Velinova

I wanted to say that I am grateful and I feel lucky to be part of such well-run training program! I feel I have learnt a lot and the journey has been great so far! It is clear that you put your heart and a lot of work in it. The provided training experiences are always amazing, very helpful and inspirational!
They have really inspired me to try new things and more importantly they have worked!  This has helped me to see a whole new approach that I was missing out on before! Here is why I wanted to say thank you- for knowing how to spark the knowledge and for providing the opportunities for it to grow!

Emiliya Velinova, Trainee Teacher currently on the School Direct Salaried at South Harringay Primary School, due to qualify in July 2019

Olivia Izzet

‘I always say how inspirational my training year was and how teaching was undoubtedly the best decision I ever made, so glad my own sister has decided to follow suit and is applying to you now!’

Olivia Izzet, QTS with 2Schools in July 2017

Lorne-Rhys Jones

I’ve had so much fun this year and although it sounds crazy, I just wish I could do it all over again!
I feel that this year has changed me in so many different ways and made me so much more comfortable and confident in my teaching.

Lorne-Rhys Jones, Qualified Teacher, Worcesters Primary School, School Direct Salaried 2017.18

Katerina Kancheva

I will wholeheartedly recommend your team to anyone who wishes to become a teacher.

Katerina Kancheva NQT July 2019

Oakthorpe Primary School

Ms I. Mora
Programme Leader
Tile Kiln Lane,
Palmers Green,
London, N13 6BY
Tel: 020 8807 6906
Fax: 020 8807 3302


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