PGCE School Direct at London Met: Viridis Schools

About the partnership

The Viridis Schools partnership is made up of seven successful primary school and nursery settings in Hackney, East London. They all share the vision that children deserve to succeed regardless of background and work closely with local communities to make sure that this happens.

Viridis Schools are committed to providing a caring, happy, welcoming environment that meets the needs of each child and ensures that all children have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum, as well as learning the key skills essential for success in secondary school and beyond. Hackney Schools have undergone a transformation during the last decade and our schools are part of that success story.

By choosing to train as a teacher with Viridis Schools and London Metropolitan University, you'll be joining a partnership of diverse schools who work together, offering you an exciting opportunity to embark on your career in teaching by working in a dynamic setting and making a difference from the outset alongside experienced professionals.

Our training model offers the best of a traditional PGCE route, with excellent initial training at the university and strong tutor support, combined with the benefits of spending considerable developing hands-on experience. You'll work alongside experienced teachers within a strong partnership of schools who are committed to providing the best for children and the highest quality education, support and training for their staff.

London Met offers an innovative and inspiring course that is delivered by knowledgeable industry professionals. This was highlighted in the recent 2016 Ofsted report that praised our approach, acknowledging the "inclusive, welcoming and open ethos and culture created by leaders, combined with the tailored and personalised pastoral support that trainees receive [and] enables them to successfully complete their training and confidently go on to gain employment."

Employment prospects are excellent and many of our students are offered employment in their placement schools. We have a strong track record in the successful placement and employment of newly qualified teachers (NQT's) and supporting them in their first year of teaching and beyond. Many of our trainees have also gone on to take on senior positions in our schools, becoming mentors and successful school leaders themselves.

With Viridis Schools, London Met offers you dynamic, purposeful and well-organised school settings with happy staff who feel well supported as well as children who are encouraged in their learning from the very start of their school life.

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Contact details

Please note this address is for reference only. If applying to this school for a PGCE School Direct Place, you should contact the admissions office at the University.


Tel: +44 (0)207 133 4200

UCAS Teacher Training Provider Code: 2CN

Orchard Primary School
Holcroft Road
E9 7BB

Visit the Orchard Primary School website for more information on one of the Viridis Schools.