Why train with us


Teach Maidenhead is the foremost teacher training provider west of London offering a fantastic place to work and learn. It provides a unique school based learning opportunity in partnership with the University of Reading who are ranked 10th in the UK for Education (The Guardian League Table 2022). All trainees have the opportunity to gain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) as well as 60 credits towards a Masters' Degree. 

Our partnership consists of five main secondary schools overseen by Furze Platt Senior School and includes a service which supports children in mainstream educational settings with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  All five schools work hard to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported.  All teach students from ages 11-18, giving trainee teachers the opportunity to teach the entire secondary age range. Teach Maidenhead schools include co-educational and a single-sex school, non-denominational schools, a church school and a free school. The schools are conveniently located, meaning trainees can engage with more than one school in the partnership and experience a diverse and contrasting range of teaching and training practices.

The schools are thriving and vibrant communities with enthusiastic, motivated students and very high outcomes. Students across the partnership are happy, friendly and well-behaved and are at the heart of everything we do.  Both staff and students are ambitious and confident.  Students and staff warmly welcome trainee teachers and recognise their valuable contribution to the school community.  Successful trainees will go on to take up their first teaching post in a Teach Maidenhead school wherever possible, with opportunities for further professional development and rapid career progression where appropriate.

The support provided to trainees is first rate, with intensive subject-based training from experts at the University of Reading and close mentoring from experienced teachers in each school who have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our weekly professional studies training sessions involve all trainees, and are led by experts from across the Teach Maidenhead group.  

Expectation of Employment Upon Successful Completion of Your Teacher Training

If you successfully complete your Teacher Training we will do the best we can to help you find employment within the Teach Maidenhead consortium.  All of our trainee teachers have qualified since 2014 and have found jobs both within and outside of the Teach Maidenhead consortium.



About Us

Teach Maidenhead is the foremost teacher training provider west of London. We provide unsalaried secondary School Direct places. Our teacher training courses are organised in conjunction with The University of Reading.





Phone: 01628 625308 (Ext 129)

Email: debbie.harding@furzeplatt.net

Address: Teach Maidenhead, Furze Platt Senior School, Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ


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