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Proud to be part of

Train To Teach

At St Marks Academy, we work with local partnerships to train the next generation of teachers hosting trainee teachers undertaking school-based training.

What is School-Based Training?

School-based teacher training is a great route to gaining the skills and qualifications you need to become a teacher, a one-year programme, where you can make a difference from day one, immersed in school life, learning the theory of teaching and putting it into practice daily! You can train to teach at St Marks through two routes, with Teach Wimbledon or Teach First.

Training with Teach Wimbledon

St Mark’s Academy is part of the ‘Teach Wimbledon’ alliance, an Initial Teacher Training provider in partnership with Roehampton University. Teach Wimbledon aims to grow local talent for Merton Schools, something we are passionate about. If you have ever thought about going into teaching, click this link for more information about Teach Wimbledon.

Training with Teach First.

Our school is proud to be part of Anthem Schools Trust, who are working in partnership with Teach First. With 20 years’ experience as the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country – and their teacher training rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted – they have worked with a range of educational experts and school leaders to develop this high-quality, research-led programme.

Train through this route and you’ll be in the classroom from September 2024 and benefit from the support of a trained mentor. At the end of our programme, you’ll be awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

Want to find out more?

Visit for all you need to know about the programme or register here to join our online information events:

  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 2-3 pm
  • Monday 19 February 2024 7-8 pm
  • Friday 8 March 2024 10-11 am
  • Thursday 21 March 2024 5-6 pm






If you have more questions, please email:

Ready to apply?

Visit and choose Anthem SCITT as your provider.

We’ll then contact you directly with information about the next steps in the application process.