Teacher Training Scheme

Greenholm has an excellent reputation for high quality teacher training within a friendly and supportive environment. 100% of our trainees have employment straight after training either in our school or other local schools. We pride ourselves on our high levels of teacher retention within school and within the profession and believe the training we offer supports teachers in developing all the skills needed to be outstanding practitioners.  This is an excellent opportunity to acquire practical teaching experience under the guidance of highly skilled and dedicated professionals. The programme offers tailor-made opportunities to develop teaching skills within a wide range of settings. The career development for all staff at Greenholm is recognised with the Investors in People Award which we have held for fifteen years and were the first school in Birmingham to be accredited. We are offering a one year training placement starting in September 2017 through the Schools Direct programme in collaboration with BCU  and Services for Education,  successful completion leads to qualified teacher status. As a trainee of the programme you would be based for the majority of the year in our school and be assigned a mentor who will support you in developing your skills and knowledge with the aim of becoming an outstanding trainee. In addition to in-school development you will attend centre and partner school based training one or two days a week to build upon your school experience.

You will have the opportunity to observe outstanding practice in our own and other partner schools, and benefit from the expert guidance and mentoring from our staff. You will also have a course tutor who will support you through half termly visits and observations. As you pass through the year your teaching load will gradually build and you will undertake a second school placement to broaden your experience.

If you want on-the-job training, and experience from day one of being immersed in school life, then this is the initial teacher training programme for you.

We are running two programs with 2 different providers.

Birmingham City University

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Services for Education

Contact Niall Crawford on 0121 3669955 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

To apply please visit http://search.gttr.ac.uk/cgi-bin/hsrun.hse/General/2017_gttr_search/gttr_search.hjx;start=gttr_search.HsForm.run


Applications are invited from high quality graduates. Competition for all places is always high so early applications are encouraged. Training commences in September with graduation the following Summer.


Candidates who demonstrate outstanding potential will be supported in developing early leadership skills. All trainees will be supported in the application process, to ensure they are successful in their application for jobs.


UCAS Application Guidance

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • 2:2 Degree, a 3rdclass degree will accepted in exceptional circumstances.
  • Conditional offers can be made to candidates who have GCSE/GCSE Equivalencies/Degrees pending. Candidates cannot start the course until all requirements have been met.   


Please follow the link below and follow the instructions. 


  We offer both salaried and fee paying courses

BCU Fee-paying code 22VW salaried code 2VLP
Services for Education Fee-paying code 2YR4 salaried code 2YR8


 "I was desperate to work at Greenholm, after my excellent induction into teaching"

Mr J Christie (trained 2011-2012)

Year Six teacher


"I received wonderful support and strong guidance which led me consequently to a managerial position at Greenholm"

Mr J Bird  (trained 2005-2006)

Now Senior Manager: Safeguarding


"The training opportunities at Greenholm were excellent and provided me with a superb foundation for my NQT year and my subsequent career path"

Ms S Gumbs  (trained 2010-2011)

Year Five teacher; Head of PE


"I have been at Greenholm for eight years and my career has flourished with the guidance of my excellent mentors"

Mrs L Mills   (trained 2004-05)

Year Two teacher : Head of Art


"I love how relaxed it is here"

Mr G Byrne  (trained 2008-2009)

Year Six teacher; Head of Humanities


"Greenholm is great! It is a wonderful place to have a career in teaching"

Ms R Walker (trained 2009-2010)

Reception teacher : Year Group leader


"Greenholm provided me a solid base for my teaching career"

Mr R Mccooty  (trained 2010-2011)

Head of English – Berlin Cosmopolitan School, Germany


"Fantastic fabulous First-class place to learn"

Ms D Kishinani (current Schools Direct              trainee, Greenholm Primary)