Elsley Primary School

Tokyngton Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6HT

020 8902 8003



Train to Teach at Elsley

We are fully committed to developing new teachers and work with a range of outstanding providers to ensure that Elsley Primary School is an excellent place to begin a career in teaching.

Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) programme is a programme we have developed at Elsley Primary. On this programme you are employed as a full-time member of staff, working alongside our teachers and experienced teaching assistants. Regular training is given to all members of staff with our graduate TAs receiving additional, specific training aimed at supporting them on a route into teaching.

School Direct is a school-based professional training programme aimed at recent graduates and career-changers. There are two routes: Salaried and Non-Salaried. On the Salaried programme, you are employed by your placement school on an unqualified rate, whilst also undertaking a University programme. On both programmes you are based in a school, working alongside experienced teachers to grow your confidence and skills. You will work closely with a mentor who will guide you in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of lessons. 

For more information about any of these programmes or partnerships, please email vacancies@elsley.brent.sch.uk

Our current partnerships are with Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA), The Compton and Teach First

!!!NOW recruiting for trainee teachers to start in September 2018!!!

We may be able to offer work experience or you may wish to contact us about a place on our

Elsley Graduate Teaching Assistant programme which can help you to secure a teacher training place.

Contact us via email at vacancies@elsley.brent.sch.uk 

Click here for info about training to teach with the BTSA:


The Brent Teaching School Alliance (BTSA) is a cross phase strategic partnership group.

Our mission is to ensure that through collaboration, innovation, engagement and excellence that standards of teaching and learning are raised, resulting in improved pupil progress and attainment for every pupil in Brent and beyond.

Byron Court is the lead school for the Brent Teaching School Alliance working with the following Strategic partners under the name of ‘The Brent Teaching School Alliance’: UCL Institute of Education, Claremont High School Academy, Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, Sudbury Primary School, Mount Stewart Junior School, Uxendon Manor Primary School, Elsley Primary School and the Brent Schools Partnership (BSP). In addition to this we have Associate members: Avigdor Hirsch Torah Temimah Primary, Preston Park Primary, Preston Manor School, Kingsbury Green Primary, Wembley Learning Zone and the Gateway Teaching School Alliance. We are also working closely with the School Effectiveness Team in Brent.

The BTSA offers a range of professional development programmes and opportunities. Our aim is to ensure that all staff, whatever their role in school, can access professional development that is appropriate to their current role and which helps them to move forward in their career.

We are working in the following areas:

  • Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Appropriate Body Service
  • Newly Qualified Teacher Induction and professional development programme
  • CPD and Leadership Development
  • School to School Support including Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) and National Leaders of Education (NLE)
  • Research and Development
  • Professional Learning Network