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Mulberry Academy Shoreditch

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is excited to offer three Salaried School Direct training places for Chemistry, Maths and English in 2017-18, in partnership with the Institute of Education and East London Teaching Schools Alliance. The School Direct Training Programme is an employment-based route for high-quality experienced graduates with at least three years’ work experience. You will earn a salary while you train.

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is an extremely successful 11-19 academy located in East London, and is the first school in the Green Spring Education Trust. The academy’s Progress 8 score of 0.7 places us in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress. In other areas, 83% of our students achieved A* to C grades in English and Maths, 24 percentage points above the national average, and 37% of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate (EBACC). Rising from being in ‘Special Measures’ in 2007 to being rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories by 2012, students benefit from teaching of the highest quality, coupled with unrivalled opportunities for accessing higher education and successful careers. Student attendance has topped the tables and is recognised as one of the highest in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the fifth year running.

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School Experience Programme

MAS hosts School Experience Programme, through the Department for Education. Find out more…

Entry requirements

The application criteria to this programme is strict, for example applicants must have three or more years’ career experience prior to commencement of the training programme; have GCSE A*-C passes in GCSE Mathematics and English; have a second class upper division degree (or better) in a relevant subject; and successfully complete the literacy and numeracy tests required by the Department for Education prior to 31 March 2013 (further details can be found on the School Direct website

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Apply for initial teacher education (ITE) places at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS)

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What makes Mulberry Academy Shoreditch a fantastic place to train?

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch has a proven track record of outstanding progress for training teachers; last year all 6 school-based training teachers (Teach First and School Direct) were graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. By joining MAS you will be joining a committed, hardworking and collegiate team, offering a strong, informal network of support and inspiration. The informal learning opportunities are supplemented by a comprehensive school-based professional programme, which will be tailored to meet the specific requirements of your course and your individual learning needs.

You will be supported by a more experienced, outstanding teacher who will act as your school-based mentor. They will meet with you regularly to support your progress, help guide your improvements and challenge you to become the teacher you want to be. We were awarded the Silver Award in our latest Continuing Professional Development (CPD) audit by National Teacher Enquiry Network (NTEN) and achieved a Gold Award for Professional Development from the Institute of Education.

If you think you have the passion, energy and drive to excel, we look forward to hearing from you.

School Experience Programme

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch has a track record of supporting potential teacher applicants and Beginning Teachers in their early career.  We support several universities to host PGCE placements and also employ teachers on the Teach First and School Direct schemes. In 2017-18 we have three Salaried School Direct places, working alongside the Institute for Education and East London Teaching Schools Alliance. We are proud to support the School Experience Programme (SEP), which offers you an opportunity to visit the academy to gain experience in a secondary school. The SEP will strengthen your application and preparation for interview for your chosen ITE programme and give you an insight into teaching.

What happens on a School Experience Programme?

We offer bespoke programmes from 1-10 days, planned around your particular interests and availability, and will include opportunities to observe and support the learning of students in a range of lessons across the school. You will also be able to meet with teachers to find out more about your potential career.

The initial school day usually begins at 8.00am with breakfast, during which you can meet your host teachers. The visit will usually finish at 3:30pm, although you may be able to join in with afterschool activities, or staff meetings after this.